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Hwaseong Fortress

11, Haenggung-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16261, South Korea
+82 31-290-3600
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Hwaseong Fortress in the town of Suwon is just a 30-minute train ride from Seoul. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Korea’s most important historical treasures and is the only remaining walled fortress in the country.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
11, Haenggung-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16261, South Korea
+82 31-290-3600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, and not just because my wife and I had our first date there! It is an amazing green space in Suwon. Any day you have blue skies, you definitely should go for a hike here!

Thank George N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously, this is *the* thing to do and see in Suwon. The wall has been restored nicely and offers a great 6 km walk. Most of it pretty flat, but the Western side goes over the top of the hill and that is a short...More

Thank taqqie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked about 5km around the fortress wall, walking from the Hwaseong Palace up to the Seojangdae command post, then clockwise round to the Paldalmun gate (we skipped the bit from the Paldalmun gate to Seojangdae), From the Hwaseomun gate to the Janganmum gate we...More

Thank sarrang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a UNESCO heritage site.Greeneries everwhere.Korean ancient architecture and breataking view of the surroundings once you reach at the top of the hill.A must go place if you are around Dongtan or Suwon

Thank Sheelashan
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very well maintained fortress wall with amenities well spaced for access to water/drinks and toilets. Beautiful

Thank Mia Flor M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My son and I had walked the fortresses in Ganghwa and Seoul the previous year, and were looking forward to hiking along the walls of Suwon Fort. Suwon fotress is the only remaining walled city in Korea. The walls were badly damaged in the Korean...More

4  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I visited Hwaseong Fortress two times, once it October and once in January. In October it was so beautiful and you could see so many flowers. In January it was good but cold....just a bit ....... it was good for walking.

Thank M A
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We saw this on Trip Advisor and had an afternoon/evening to kill. We started by doing a short archery lesson which you had to buy tickets to participate in but it was fairly cheap, maybe a couple thousand won per person. Our 8-year-old was able...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had planned to go here when the sun was still out, but for several reasons we ended up going at night, which turned out to be perfect! The walls were beautifully lit, and there was a hot air balloon that was also lit up...More

1  Thank kmbperdon
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were visiting Seoul, but our Korean friend is from Suwon and he was eager to show us his hometown. We spent the main part of our day at the fort. We were there on a weekend (when he had time off work) and it...More

Thank LazyRose
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Evangelin H
8 March 2017|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
It never closes, only the attractions around it (ie 5PM). Best time I like to visit was late afternoon, early evening to see lights displaying wall in certain areas.
Sharon L
20 September 2015|
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Response from BNandishB | Reviewed this property |
I think it will be opened during Chuseok Holidays.
laura v
19 April 2015|
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Response from Travellers7 | Reviewed this property |
While you could walk to the fortress, I find it better to take a bus to avoid losing my way in the heat or freezing weather, depending on the season you are in. Save energies to walk and explore the interesting markets and... More