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Scenic Beauty Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon

Writer콘텐츠관리자Date09/16/2020

A Walk Inside a Quiet, Moonlit Palace Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon
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Temporary Palace (Haenggung) at Hwaseong Fortress is open to the public at night with a unique night tour program Dalbit Jeongdam (情談), which means “lovers’ talk in the moonlight.” Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, the tour will not be facilitated by a guide, and activities and performances are unavailable. Nevertheless, enjoying a solitary stroll under the moonlight remains an unforgettable experience. 

“Haenggung” refers to a temporary residence for kings. In particular, Hwaseong Haenggung (Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress) is widely known as Korea’s largest and most beautiful temporary palace. Start your journey at the palace’s main entrance, Sinpungnu Gate. After walking along a path dimly lit by silk-covered lanterns, you will reach Bongsudang Hall, the palace’s main hall where King Jeongjo celebrated the 60th birthday of his mother, Lady Hyegyeong (Crown Princess Hong). She was also known as Crown Princess Hong. This year, the hall is elaborately decorated with beautiful lights. Let your imagination run wild and think about what conversations King Jeongjo had with his mother in this hall. Once you pass Noraedang Hall (老來堂, meaning a “hall for getting old”), which King Jeongjo built to spend his last days in, and Nangnamheon Hall, which remained intact throughout the Japanese Occupation of Korea, you will find Daltokki (Moon Rabbit) Rest Area, a photo spot with a giant full—moon-shaped light. Then, visit the palace’s highlight, Mirohanjeong Pavilion, where you can drink in the breathtaking night scenery and the city that you wouldn’t want to forget for the rest of your life. 

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  • Address
    825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Tel.
    +82-31-290-3632–7
  • Operating Hours
    09:00–18:00 during daytime, 18:00–21:30 at night (last admission at 21:00, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Website
  • One-Day Trip
    Site of Na Hyeseok’s Birth Home → Atelier Street → Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon
  • Two-Day, One-Night Trip
    Atelier Street → Site of Na Hyeseok’s Birth Home → Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon → (Overnight Stay) → Hwaseong Fortress (Changnyongmun Gate, Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion, Janganmun Gate, and Hwaseomun Gate) → Suwon Chicken Street