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Address: 11, Haenggung-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16261, South Korea
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Phone Number: 0312903600
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Hwaseong Fortress in the town of Suwon is just a 30-minute train ride from...

Hwaseong Fortress in the town of Suwon is just a 30-minute train ride from Seoul. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Korea’s most important historical treasures and is the only remaining walled fortress in the country.

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Wonderful Site and Huge!

This is a tremendous site and spectacular sight! The walls extend for around 6km. Unfortunately time did not allow for the full circuit, but you can get good views and experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tremendous site and spectacular sight! The walls extend for around 6km. Unfortunately time did not allow for the full circuit, but you can get good views and experience the walls defensive capabilities from walking just a part. See the walls four gates, artillery towers, archery turrets and guardhouses along the way. Part of the city has grown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! I live in Seoul, been to Busan, Daegu and Jeju but this fortress is Top-20 attraction is all Korea unarguably! So much history. Surrounds the city, great for pictures, a small hike. Entrance fee is 1,000 KRW which is great. There are bikes for rental too at very cheap prices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting piece of history-lots to see here. We walked to top obervation lookout (about 500 steps) well worth it for the views and photo ops. Check out what happened to Prince Sado!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is a huge place, you need basic fitness here. The wall is very interesting. I walked the entire wall and mostly by myself. I spent a day to relax and look around. Very nice day out from Seoul. There is a archery club inside the wall. Suwon is easily reach from Seoul by train, then 30 minutes walk to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Hwaseong Fortress is one of the world cultural heritage of South Korea. beautiful and interesting place. I recommended to came here during sunset because it was the best time for relaxing with excellent atmosphere and nice weather. Around the fortress there are shops selling souvenirs and they are available for archery service as well. I thought here suitable for talking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I spent the day here after arriving on the train. It took 20 minutes to walk here and 3.5 hours to walk the wall. It is beautiful. There is so much culture and the views are wonderful. There are plenty of places to exit the wall to get a drink or eat and you pass through a very nice Korean... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our two day stay in Suwon only allowed us a limited time for attraction, and found the Hwaseong Fortress well worth the time to visit. Not only does the Fortress have historical significance, it’s also used on a daily basis by the local community for outdoor walking activity. It’s a historical artifact located and used by the city on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We walked up and down a lot of this magnificent structure, admiring the views of the city, and the architecture of the wall and fortress itself. THIS IS A FUN ACTIVITY!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Fort is the most attractive point of suwon city. You can see full city view and architecture of Korean civilization. It is covered with local markets and famous donuts shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting history! A great way to spend a fall day. With almost 6km of walls to walk over steep hills, you certainly get some exercise. The signs are in English as well as Korean, Chinese, and Japanese, so it's easy to navigate. The only challenge is the small section of wall that was not repaired after the Korean War,... More 

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