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UNESCO World Heritage

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Course 2
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress & Traditional Markets

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress highlights the story of King Jeongjo (1752~1800), the most tragic yet the most visionary ruler of the 500 years of the Joseon Dynasty. This young king, gifted in academics and the martial arts, was the visionary behind Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. By strolling around the 200-year-old Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and traditional markets nearby, witness how the past and present coexist.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
15 min walk
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
3 min walk
Gongbang Street
10 min walk
Traditional Markets
Get to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Hwaseong Haenggung Palace Gongbang Street Traditional Markets Return to Seoul
From Seoul: Myeong-dong Station → Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (1hr 30mins)
From Seoul: Myeong-dong Station - Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Route Cost Other
  Line 4 Myeong-dong Station
Line 4 Myeong-dong Station (~47 mins)
Cash: KRW 1,850 T-money Card: KRW 1,800 - Information for Bus No.35
First bus: 05:00, Last bus: 22:30, Intervals: weekdays, 18 mins; rush hour, 14 mins (based on the last stop)
Line 1 Geumjeong Station
Transfer to line 1 and get off after 6 stops (~23 mins)
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Line 1 Suwon Station
Transfer to line 1 and get off after 6 stops (~23 mins)
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Yeokjeon Market Bus Stop (03-023)
Take bus No. 35 and get off after 6 stops (~13 mins)
Cash: KRW 1,150
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace• Suwon Seongji Bus Stop (03-050)
Walk to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (~4 mins)
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Tip box.
What is a T-money Card?

A T-money card is a public transit card that can be used on any buses, subways, and taxis that accept T-money. You can buy the card at subway stations and in any convenience store where the T-money sign is displayed. The T-money card costs KRW 2,500 and the minimum use charge starts at KRW 1,000.
From Incheon International Airport: Incheon International Airport
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress ▶ Hwaseong Haenggung Palace ▶ Gongbang Street ▶ Traditional Markets ▶ Return to Seoul
Get to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress → Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (~1 hr 59 mins)
Get to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Route Cost Other
  Incheon International Airport 7A Bus Stop
Take bus No. 4000 and get off after 14 stops (~1 hr 40 mins)
KRW 12,000 - Information for bus No. 4000
First bus: 04:50, Last bus: 20:30; Intervals: 25 mins (based on the last stop)
- Information for bus No. 62-1
First bus: 05:00, Last bus: 22:40; Intervals: 10mins (based on the last stop)
Gyeonggi Ilbo·Hanil Town Bus Stop (01-123)
Take bus No. 62-1 and get off after 6 stops (~15 mins)
Cash: KRW 1,200
T-money Card: KRW 1,100
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace Bus Stop (03-139)
Walk to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (~4 mins)
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