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A trip to Suwon – Make memorable moments with EG Tour Bus!

Writer신철희Date11/20/2019

Do you want to get out of Seoul and go to the suburbs? Get on the EG Tour Bus for a one-day trip without worrying about transportation.

A trip to Suwon – Make memorable moments with EG Tour Bus!

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Do you want to get out of Seoul and go to the suburbs? Get on the EG Tour Bus for a one-day trip without worrying about transportation. The bus can save your time by taking you straight to your destination from Seoul with no additional transfer.

Today, we will take a B course with the EG Tour Bus, which stops by Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon South Gate Market, and Korean Folk Village.

The bus departs at 9 a.m. from Insa-dong and at 9:30 a.m. from Hongik University Station, and a guide will be there to assist you either in English or Chinese.

The guide will give you thorough explanations on the tourist attractions and take pictures for you as well. If you want to get out of Seoul and go to the suburbs, and if you want to learn more about the Korean culture, EG Tour Bus is for you.

Hwaseong Fortress, the UNESCO World Heritage: Culture trip attraction in Gyeonggi-do Province
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Hwaseong Fortress, the first course, is a 5.7-kilometer-long fortress that surrounds the center of Suwon City. It is known for its piled-stones and bricks used for building the fortress walls. You can find big holes above the walls, which were for firing guns and cannons while defending against the arrow and gun attacks of the enemies. There are four main gates with names: Janganmun (north gate), Paldalmun (south gate), Changnyongmun (east gate), and Hwaseomun (west gate). Through the east gate, you will see an image of a blue dragon on the ceiling and small holes outside the walls. They were created for pouring hot water and oil to the enemies trying to climb up the walls to break in. If the fortress is too big for you to look around on foot, take the bus to tour the entire course. There is an archery field near the east gate as well, which opens every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can shoot 10 arrows at 2,000 KRW. It is a fun activity that we strongly recommend you to try!

Suwon South Gate Market: A traditional marketplace built by the King
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The next spot is the Suwon South Gate Market, which is known to be the only traditional marketplace in Korea’s history to have been built by a King. It was King Jeongjo, the 22nd King of Joseon Dynasty, who constructed the Hwaseong Fortress after moving his father’s grave to Hwasan Mountain in Suwon. There are nine markets, including Paldalmun Traditional Market, which is the largest market in Gyeonggi-do Province. You will find a variety of clothes, cosmetics, and groceries near the Paldalmun gate (south gate). You can take a look at the traditional money and take pictures in front of a statue of King Sejong. You can also taste a great amount of food, including rice cake, snacks, and bread. After a rather short tour around the market, the bus will move on to the Korean Folk Village in Yongin.

Korean Folk Village: Stepping into the Joseon Dynasty
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The last tour course is the Korean Folk Village, a recreation of the Korean traditional village opened in 1974. You can find Market Village and Play Village. Also, you can visit Folk Village that restored a collection of folk materials and displayed national heritage and Bazaar that sells traditional food, handicrafts, and souvenirs. The village is full of buildings such as government officials, private houses, Confucian institutes, farms, herbal medicine shops, and markets, making you feel as if you went back in time to the Joseon Dynasty. You can experience the traditional punishment tools, including racks for torture and jails, and play traditional games such as pitch-pot, yutnori (Korean board game), jegichagi (a shuttlecock-kicking game), and hoop rolling. Also, various performances such as nongak (community band music, dance and rituals), horse riding shows, and traditional wedding ceremonies are held. It is also a filming site for TV drama series such as Dae Jang Geum, The King and I, Rooftop Prince, My Love from the Star, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Moon Embracing the Sun, and Dr. Jin. Inside, you will find Play Village full of attractions such as Viking and Ferris wheel. You can enjoy all of the rides with a Free Pass, which is 3,000 KRW for children and 3,500 KRW for adolescents and adults. It is the perfect place with great food for a family to come and have a good time.


Click the following link to book the EG Tour Bus
http://www.eg-shuttle.com/en/index.php?mc=c&md=01&seq=2
Select a language among English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese from the upper-right corner of the website and choose a tour course from A, B, and C. Step 1: Select a course, schedule, departure point (9 a.m. from Insa-dong or 9:30 a.m. from Hongik University Station), and the number of people, and then press the To Book button. Step 2: Fill in the information required for the booking such as name, E-mail, contact number, and accommodation information, and select the payment method.
Pay by credit card or pay on-site (35 USD)
Click the Reservation button, and you’re done!

Notice
No schedule on Sundays and Mondays!
Cancellation of the booking is available during business hours only. (Business hours: 09:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m., not available on weekends and holidays)
1. Cancellation four days before the tour date: 100% refund (full refund)
2. Cancellation three days before the tour date: 50% refund
3. Cancellation two days before the tour date: 30% refund
4. Cancellation a day before or on the tour date: No refund
In case of cancellation due to accidents, illness, hospitalization, or death, medical references must be submitted seven days before the tour date for refund.