Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
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Marga B
Pasig116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It's a cute little palace with lots of open space. Its a good place to take the kids. If you are not with a tour guide, it is best to research about it since there are no signs with informatino or anything. If you are in the area, it is a nice place to take a walk.
Written January 27, 2020
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Brisbane, Australia213 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Ok palace, but be sure to time it with the martial arts display, otherwise it is just a nice to see not a must see. Unfortunately the martial arts demonstration was not on in February and so we didn’t stay too long. The fortress was more interesting to us. Martial arts demonstrations from YouTube look great and wish we had seen them.
Written February 23, 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China20,343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This was the residence of the Joseon king when in Hwaseong. The Haenggung, or temporary palace, is a recently restored landmark that offers a glimpse into the life of royal family. The structure itself is relatively simple but wandering around the maze-like complex is of great fun. Admission is very modest.
Written November 15, 2022
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A_Screw_Loose
Penang Island, Malaysia202 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011 • Business
When we mentioned Hwaseong to the taxi driver, he deposited us right in front of the entrance of the Hwaseong Palace. After paying the 1500 won entrance fee, we gingerly step in, eagerly awaiting the sights stated in the guidebooks.

Hwaseong palace being a gateaway place is no Gyeongbukgong. If you have seen Gyeongbokgung, then by all means you can skip Hwaseong Palace. It is small and can be easily covered within an hour.
The buildings have been restored and not as impressive as in Gyeongbokgung. The infamous walls are nowhere in sight. The highest point was a little hill in which we could see the Hwaseong Palace and the market areas in the horizon.

Only after leaving the palace did we walk the side streets heading north until we found what we wanted to look for :- the Hwaseong Fortress Walls; which is far more impressive and worth the time to spent in Suwon.

So visit Hwaseong Palace if
1) You will not visit any of the palaces in Seoul
2) You want to visit the palace to complete the Hwaseong UNESCO experience
3) You are not fond of climbing the walls surrounding Hwaseong and want to experience the cultural performances held in the palace (which again is less impressive than in Seoul)
Written December 12, 2011
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elmatadorBS
Basel, Switzerland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Business
I really enjoyed my visit and though in the blistering cold, it was worth every minute. Amazing example of Korean imperial life. It really offers a journey through time and teaches you a lot not only about Korean history, but also about Korean culture and traditions.
Written February 22, 2018
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PEkBJ
Manila, Philippines556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Stunning architectural wonders. So beautiful and peaceful. A must visit when you go to Suwon and when you have a day to spare during your visit in Seoul. It's only 30 minutes away from Seoul by speed train from Seoul Station. There was a tree in this place that's 600 years old. This place has rich in history. Allot one to two hours to visit this place. Lots of good angles for perfect photos. I highly recommend this place. From Suwon Station, take Bus 13 infront of Novotel hotel. It takes 15 minutes bus ride 1,300 korean won.
Written October 13, 2017
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JAB2405
Almere, The Netherlands360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Don't miss the martial arts demonstration at 11 am or 3 pm, it's very impressing. The palace itself is well restored and it's in a nice area, with green mountains in the background.
Written June 1, 2014
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stevoco
Pleasant Hill, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
We asked the bus driver to tell us where yo exit fot Hwaseong Fortress and he left us here. My wife and I are K-drama fans and this site is the set for many dramas, so we visited here first. We had recently seen I San drama so we were historically prepared for what we saw. You can stamp your own documents with royal seals around the palace. When we left we walked up the low hill behind and und to our surprise that there is a tourist tram that circles the area and leaves you at Hwaseong Fortress. Cool.
Written May 18, 2014
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xiaoyaoYantai
Seoul, South Korea53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
Hwaseon Haenggung is a great place to visit as it has several engaging activities. You can play some traditional games, have a try at archery and see some handicrafts being made. The highlight for me was the Royal Guard Changing performance and the Martial Arts performance, which really gives you a strong feel of the majesty of old times.
Written April 29, 2013
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Amy H
Chesapeake, VA452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Home of the oldest original building from the compound, our kids enjoyed learning about the history. We also hiked the trails behind to see the city walls and shrine.
Written October 14, 2019
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