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Seoul: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Tour

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Seoul: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Tour

Activity provider: I LOVE SEOUL TOUR Lctd

From US$ 85 per person

The Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is one of Korea's must-see sites. Explore the UNESCO World-Heritage site Suwan Hwaseong Fortress, and learn about Korea’s Joseon Dynasty.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup optional
Pickup is provided at centrally located Seoul hotels, and the pickup time will be confirmed by the activity provider via e-mail.

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the iconic Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon
  • Visit the Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, the king's residence in times of war
  • Learn about Korean culture and history from your guide
  • Enjoy the Korean Folk Village and feel the life of a Korean artisan.
Full description
Visit the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress on this guided tour, and admire a premier example of unique Korean architecture of the 18th century. Learn about the scientific, architectural and artistic aspects of Korea at that time. The fortress has become an icon of traditional Korean culture, and has become a popular tourist attraction. Built during the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Suwan Hwaseong is widely considered among the region’s most impressive fortresses. And visit Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. The palace is located outside of Seoul, and was the king’s residence when he traveled, during times of war and when he visited the tombs. After lunch (Menu: Bibimbab, Naengmyon, Doenjang stew, Dolsotbab, Samgyetang, Bulgogi*minimum order of 2), visit the Korean Folk Village. A museum that depicts life in Korea as it was several centuries ago. As you explore, see blacksmiths, potters and weavers at work, and learn of the traditional trades by which Korean artisans used to make their living. Admire over 250 traditional houses and perhaps catch a performance of traditional folk music and dance at the amphitheater. At the end of the tour you’ll return to Seoul and be dropped off in the Myeongdong area. [Half day tour] • Pick-up from hotel • Suwon Hwaseong Fortress • Hwaseong Haenggung Palace • Drop-off in Myeongdong area [Full day tour] • Pick-up from hotel • Suwon Hwaseong Fortress • Hwaseong Haenggung Palace • Lunch • Korean Folk Village • Drop-off in Myeongdong area
Includes
  • Admission ticket
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up at centrally located Seoul hotels
  • Drop off in Seoul's Myeongdong area
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Lunch (if full day tour option selected)
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

A guide will meet you in front of the front desk of Sejong Hotel (145 Toegye-ro, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul) . Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking, unless the booking is made within 2 days of the tour. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A pick-up service is available at centrally located Seoul hotels. Pick-up times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions. If your accommodation isn't in Seoul, you can choose to make your own way to the meeting point or to pay the extra charge for pick-up on the day of your tour
  • This tour does not stop at any shopping centers
  • Once the tour has begun, there will be no full refund due to heavy rain, snow, strike or etc.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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a bit expensive but worth it. very good guide and fun trip.

June 10, 2019

Great historical sight to see!

April 17, 2019

Interesting and well organised

We very much enjoyed this half day tour. The martial arts display at the palace at the end was an unexpected bonus. Our guide (sorry, I can't remember her name) was very pleasant and helpful.

April 11, 2019

Product ID: 63201