Must See Destinations

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

WriterAdministratorDate05/09/2014

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  • Location

    Suwon

  • Address

    Namchang-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si

  • TEL

    82-31-228-4677, 2763

  • Business Hours

  • Homepage

    http://www.swcf.or.kr/english/

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Tourist Trolley 
This tourist train travels Yeonmudae - Hwahongmun - Hwaseomun - Mt. Paldal - Hwaseong Temporary Palace(Hwaseong Haenggung) - Paldalmun market - Hwaseong Fortress Museum - Yeomudae. The the last Emperor of Korean, Sunjong's palanquin-shaped front of the train and the red passenger cars are a sight to see!
Maehyang-dong & Godeung-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon
HOURS: Takes 50 minutes, a round trip
TEL: 82-31-228-4683, 6
Admission: Adult - KRW 4,000, Youth and Military Soldiers- KRW 2,500, Child- KRW 1,500
More details: http://www.swcf.or.kr/english/?p=13&mode=view&idx=335&rIdx=99999203

 

Gukgung Archery - Korean Traditional Archery
you can experience Korean Traditional Archery in Yeonmudae.
Opening Hours: Summer(Mar.~Oct.)09:30~17:30 / Winter(Nov.~Feb.)09:30~16:30 (Every 30 minutes)
Admission: KRW 2,000
TEL: 82-31-228-4686
More details: http://www.swcf.or.kr/english/?p=13&mode=view&idx=334&rIdx=99999204

 

The Bell of Hyowon Ringing Experience
The huge bell (2.15m in diameter, 3.54m in height, and 12.5t in weight) at the top of Mt. Paldal is a symbol of Suwon. The hopes are said to come to pass by ringing the bell. Strike the bell three times to wish for your parents' health, for family's health and for your own improvement.
Opening hours: Summer(Mar.~Oct.)09:30~18:00 / Winter(Nov.~Feb.)09:30~17:00
More details: http://www.swcf.or.kr/english/?p=13&mode=view&idx=333&rIdx=99999205

 

Suwon Hwaseong Museum
The Museum specializes in informing the culture and history of the Hwaseong fortress. The whole city of it rather than the building is famous and the building itself is a world’s exemplary castle building of the 18th century, considered as the beauty of Joseon Dynasty.
#21, Changnyong-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon
Opening Hours: 09:00~18:00(Closed on Every Monday of First week)
TEL: 82-31-228-4127
More details: http://hsmuseum.suwon.go.kr/
Admission: Adult - KRW 2,000, Youth - KRW 1,000, Child and Elders- Free(under 12 years old and more than 65 years old)

 

Hwaseong Haenggung
Haenggung is a kind of temporary palace where king stayed. A filming  for the mega-hit TV drama Dae Jang Geum, Hwaseong Haenggung is known as the largest and most beautiful Haenggung in Korea. King Jeongjo had stayed here while worshiping his father, Crown Prince Sahdo. He had also hosted in the fortress the 60th birthday celebration of his mother, Crown Princess Hong.
 

• Jangyongyeong Guard Ceremony
Royal parade and the changing of the royal guard are held.(13:00 on Sundays)
• 24 Martial Arts Trial Performance
24 Korean traditional martial arts are performed. (11:00 everyday except Monday)
• Saturday Regular Performance
Sandaehi, a Korean traditional drama to celebrate the construction of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in 1797 is played.(14:00 on Saturdays)
Namchang-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon
Opening Hours: 09:00~18:00 (till 17:00 in winter)
TEL: 82-31-228-4677, 2763
More details: http://www.swcf.or.kr/english/?p=35
Admission: Adult - KRW 1,500, Youth and Military Soldiers- KRW 1,000, Child- KRW 700