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Hwaseong HaengGung

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Address: 6-2 Namchang-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Phone Number: 031-251-4435
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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Seoul
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Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul

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Great Martial Arts Display

There aren't many of the original buildings that survived the occupation but the restoration does give a sense of the culture and history. There are demonstrations of martial arts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2016
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

There aren't many of the original buildings that survived the occupation but the restoration does give a sense of the culture and history. There are demonstrations of martial arts and music sessions which are well worth seeing

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

It's a small palace easily access from the train station via taxi or bus. I am not particular impress with the architecture but the show is quite attractive. There are kids activities like painting inside if your kids like those sort of things. Anyway I think it's still worth a visit.

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noida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Its good. Need around 1-2 hours to visit. Entry fees is around 1000 won. shows the ethenic korean culture.

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

New architecture made to look old just not impressive. Activities for young kids inside like painting and bead work so would be fun for them but if you're solo or don't care about kids activities or mannequins skip the cheap entry fee and stay left at entry through the public parking lot and climb the hill like many locals do.... More 

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Fremont, California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Don't miss the warrior dance routine in the morning (it was 11am when we visited). Other that that there was nothing remarkable about the complex. Its seemed repetitive at times. The feast display was interesting. The Budha temple nearby was good.

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Suwon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

It is a well-reserved palace and you can walk along with the city wall which is surrounding the city center and the palace. You can find a big market place near this palace and can taste many kinds of traditional menu.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is free if you add it as a friend on Kakaotalk. It's not huge but it was a good taste of Korean culture. You can get some cool pictures here. I especially liked the rooms of the kings in their hanboks and you can also get a great view of a pagoda on the mountain from the temple.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Perhaps it was the weather - gloomy, dark and cloudy- but the palace architecture was dull and did not impress me. From the point of history, yes, it might be interesting for some people as there's plenty of palace intrigue, as explained by the guide.

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Visakhapatnam, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

If you are a history lover and are interested to get acquainted with Korean history, then you must visit this place. Otherwise you will be bored. This is called temporary palace and I would say palace is too big a word to describe it. Atleast those who have visited even a very few number of palaces in India would agree... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

It is the palace for the king when he visited his father's tomb. The palace is quite small and requires no fee at the entrance. It has nothing much to see but the Martial art performance in front of the main gate is very attractive. Be sure to be there at least 20 minutes before the show to get the... More 

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