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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253, South Korea
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting visiting Suwon and the historic Fortress which was right near our Hotel Dono. Beautiful autumn day walking along the fortress and through the 18th century gates reading about the reason for their construction at a time when the King was to move the...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 4 days ago

An easy day trip from Seoul (by subway/light rail is cheapest.) Turn left out of the station where the tourist office provides excellent information and how to catch the W1,300 public bus to Paldalmun to start the tour. It is a very quiet and un-crowded...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The medieval fortifications surround the entire city and you can walk the entire length of the wall. Each gate offers something unique to see and at any point you can get off the wall to grab a bite to eat or something to drink in...More

Thank ikennen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And it does! It is an UNESCO world heritage site and for good reason, this was an absolute gem! It was a great way to spend a day or a few. You can hike the wall and then take a break and tuck into a...More

Thank Ruslman L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by the Hwaseong Fortress after my business trip. I started my day at the Paldalmun (South Gate), walked to the Palace, did a free tour with a volunteer guide who works at Samsung, and then took the route from west to east. I...More

Thank 911stellar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A perfect weekend hangout, Hwaseong Fortress presents you with a nice hike around the city with amazing views and a beautiful sunset. You get to see the amazing skyline of Suwon Si. The bell at the top represents such a noble way of faith &...More

Thank Kushal_Kamra
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I like this place. It's so Korean traditional culture. I can compare it with many same period place in Vietnam, China and Japan. I wish i can come back here next time.

Thank TuanTQ
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Take the walk (beware of the sun) around the fortress, you will feel like a guard in Joseon dynasty. The palace is beautiful. You can take the train to tour a part of the city. A map is very useful to avoid loosing time (tourist...More

1  Thank BenoitY
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Hwaseong fortress can be walked around almost in it's entirety. A pleasant walk with only a few sections with steps, and a wonderful view of the old and new city of Suwon. If the walk is too long, you can catch a tourist train, or...More

Thank Leanne R
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Pros: - day trip from Seoul (roughly 1 hr local train ride per way) - scenic walk (forest and city) either on top of the wall or beside it Cons: - requires a bit of an uphill walk for the walls on top of the...More

2  Thank gibot143
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March 8, 2017|
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Response from MarkB10908 | 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
September 20, 2015|
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Response from BNandishB | Reviewed this property |
I think it will be opened during Chuseok Holidays.
laura v
April 19, 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