Hwaseong Haenggung Palace

Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, Suwon: Address, Hwaseong Haenggung Palace Reviews: 4/5

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성범 조
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The place where you can relax, enjoy, learn
Jun 2019
Thanks to the beautiful buildings and trees here, I could feel relaxed away from the busy life of modern times. I could enjoy many events held here. Also, it was meaningful to learn the history related to this place. If you have time, I think you should visit once.
Written 30 May 2020
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Seongjun W
12 contributions
New year's festival was great
Jan 2020
Every last day of the year, New year's festival was held at Hwaseong Haenggung Palace plaza
at 24:00 celebrating new year countdown and popular singers show was very excellent
Written 11 February 2020
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mgmblake
Pasig100 contributions
Nice to see if you are in the area
Jan 2020
It's a cute little palace with lots of open space. Its a good place to take the kids. If you are not with a tour guide, it is best to research about it since there are no signs with informatino or anything. If you are in the area, it is a nice place to take a walk.
Written 27 January 2020
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Amy H
Pyeongtaek, South Korea259 contributions
Lovely afternoon experience
Oct 2019 • Family
Home of the oldest original building from the compound, our kids enjoyed learning about the history. We also hiked the trails behind to see the city walls and shrine.
Written 14 October 2019
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Buj
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Great to see as part of the walls walk.
Sep 2019
Great to see as part of the walls walk. Renovated well , similar to those in Seoul but less in size and beauty.
Written 1 October 2019
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Mark M
Santiago, Chile118 contributions
Trip through time and away from modern Seoul
Sep 2019
ONLY VISIT IF YOU ARE UP FOR A LONG METRO RIDE AND A LONG WALK TO THE HWASEONG FORTRESS!

This place was in my top 3 of things to do and was well worth the 1 hour metro ride. Take the blue line (1) or the yellow line (B) to Suwon station. There you look for the Novotel busstop and take busline for about 15 minutes (6 stops) and you are there.

I wanted to see a historic site not in between the modern office buildings and got exactly what I wanted, with lush vegetation and enough space around it to really take in the historical significance of the site. It´s a smaller palace than the Gyeongbokgung Palace, but less visited so you have all the time of the world to get lost in the labyrinth of little streets and buildings. With the green hill always in the background it really takes you to the past.

Don´t be mistaken, it´s a long ride to get here and if it was just the palace I wouldn´t have done it.......but it´s the Hwaseong fortress around the palace that makes this place really worth the visit. And that means: a lot of walking and steps up the hill!
Written 30 September 2019
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physicsmom04
Portland, OR175 contributions
Great 2 hours or so to catch a little history
May 2019 • Solo
I visited the Hwaseong Palace on a very rainy Sunday, but enjoyed the experience anyway. Admission is quite inexpensive. You can take a guided tour, or just wander the complex on your own. Some areas have descriptive markers, including in English, and several displays of room furnishing, clothing, etc. Tour around the local Fortress walls as well, and meander over to Fried Chicken street for lunch when you are done!
Written 19 June 2019
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jolav12
The Netherlands248 contributions
Nice palace
May 2019 • Solo
It's not as great as the palaces in Seoul, but it's worth a visit (the tickets are cheap). The part I liked most was the martial arts performance in front of the main gates.
Written 27 May 2019
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JHL
Seoul, South Korea7,799 contributions
Not that special if you've already been through palaces in Seoul
May 2019 • Family
It's a palace in the center of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Good to talk a look and learn history.
- Suwon Hwaseong is basically free to access. And I think this is only place to pay except museums.
- Haenggung is a temporal area to stay for a king. Jeongjo, the 22nd king of Joseon Dynasty ordered to build this. And you can find the portraits of his travel to here in many places.
- At Sinpungnu Pavilion which is the entrance, there's the performance of soldiers at 11 am. It's fun to watch. But, you don't need to cancel other schedule for this.
- It's basically nothing special comparing to other palaces in Seoul. If you aren't new to palaces of Joseon Dynasty, you may feel bored. The wish tree near the entrance was good by the way. And the pine trail in the back of the place is nice to walk.
- It's a lot of walk inside. Especially, the rear area is on a hillside. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Written 17 May 2019
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June K
Walnut Creek, CA530 contributions
Interesting historical site
Mar 2019 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed walking the area, seeing the beautiful buildings and colors. there were men flying big kites that added to the interest. Also there was an archery range that seemed a bit too close for comfort
Written 20 April 2019
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