Things to do in Suwon

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From Seoul: Evening Tour to Hwaseong Fortress UNESCO Site

1. From Seoul: Evening Tour to Hwaseong Fortress UNESCO Site

Explore a piece of Korean history in a unique light on this night tour of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Discover one of the most well-known and loved UNESCO sites in Korea. Depart from Seoul and head to Suwon, the only completely walled city in South Korea. We will visit Hwaseong Haenggung palace in summer season. 'Haenggung' stands for a temporary place where royal families stayed. Suwon Haenggung palace is the biggest of those. Enjoy the night views of this palace and take some great pictures.  Marvel at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress which was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Designed by the most inspiring ancient architect named Jeong Yak-Yong, the fortress is a fusion of science and industry and incorporates Chinese ingenuity into its plans. The whole fortress is beautifully lit up at night.  Learn about the Joseon dynasty's history including the fact that Suwon could've been the new capital of ancient Korea and that the king built the fortress to be closer with his dead father.

Seoul: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Tour

2. Seoul: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Tour

Discover the Seoul or Gangwon-do areas with a full or half-day private charter tour. Plan your tour that caters to your interests and travel at your own pace. Book an optional guide to accompany you throughout the day. Book a private charter with an optional guide and see the best of Seoul or Gangwon-do. Create a more focused and personal tour experience tailored to your interests. Whether you're looking to learn more about K-pop, history, culture, or food, this experience can be designed to meet your needs. Possible locations to visit in each area: Seoul City Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Cheonggyecheon, N Seoul Tower, Gangnam, Lotte World, Bukchon Hanok Village, Yeouido, Hangang Park, Hongdae, Ewha Woman's University, Sinchon, and other locations in Seoul city. Seoul Suburbs Incheon City, Woongjin Playdoci, Everland, Seoul Park, one mount, Swiss Village, Korean Folk Village, Paju Outlets, Panmunjom, The Garden of Morning Calm, Little French Village, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Herb Garden, Heyri Art Village, and other locations around Seoul. Gangwon-do Alpaca World, Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho City, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Daegwallyeong sheep ranch, Pyeong Chang, Yongpyong, Phoenix Park, Alpensia Resort, HIGH ONE Resort, Donghae City, and other places in Gangwon-do.

Seoul: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half & Full-day Tour

3. Seoul: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half & Full-day Tour

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: Ugeoji tang, Naengmyon, Doenjang stew, Kimchi stew), 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

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What people are saying about Suwon

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 32 reviews

An extraordinary visit with Jung Chang. Small friendly group. Meeting and travel to easy and pleasant destination. The visit to Suwon and the fortress was really great. I highly recommend. An extraordinary visit with Jung Chang. Small friendly group. Easy and pleasant meeting and travel to destination. The visit to Suwon and the fortress was really great. I highly recommend. 정창과의특별한방문. 작은친절한그룹. 쉽고 즐거운 목적지로의 만남과 여행. 수원과 요새 방문은 정말 좋았습니다. 나는 매우 추천합니다.

The fortress was illuminated and therefore very nice to look at at night. Despite the bad weather and the long drive with a lot of traffic, the tour was worth it. The guide was very friendly and well informed. Transport was in a small van and there were only 3 of us plus guide so very private.

Had a fantastic time with kris and the boss is so kind. Cannot recommend them enough- Do not miss out!!

Informative and Chang did a good job and great to be the tour guide.

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