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Hwahongmun Gate, Suwon

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Find the ideal combination of culture and history at Hwahongmun Gate. Designed atop a small local stream, the bridge-like gate serves as a great spot for enjoying views of the town and the surrounding scenery. Take a walk on the gate, or along the stream, and enjoy the traditional Eastern-style architecture. Browse through quaint stalls selling various souvenirs and local artworks as you go. Outside the wall of the gate, you can see a small pond underneath cherry trees, which look beautifull during the cherry blossom season. A visit to Hwahongmun Gate represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Suwon road trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • This is Hwaseong's water gate to defend water suppy and prevent attack from the river. One among many nicely restored structure in the old walled city, Hwahongmun is a remarkable stop while exploring....  more
    This is Hwaseong's water gate to defend water suppy and prevent attack from the river. One among many nicely restored structure in the old walled city, Hwahongmun is a remarkable stop while exploring....  more »
  • This gate is part of the Hwaseong Fortress. If you walk the wall/fortress loop you will see this “water gate”. Very picturesque, recommend visiting on a day with good weather. 
    This gate is part of the Hwaseong Fortress. If you walk the wall/fortress loop you will see this “water gate”. Very picturesque, recommend visiting on a day with good weather.  more »
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  • This was my favorite part of the entire fortress wall, although to really see it properly, you're going to want to see it from atop the wall, outside the wall, and inside the wall. Inside the wall there is a stream which provides fantastic photo opportunities with the reflections in the water. It looks really impressive from the inside. From the outside it looks so unassuming compared to the inside, but it's still really cool. On top you have views of gates/towers on either side. Definitely check out this section of the wall, it is pretty awesome. To the southwest you can find most of the more iconic sites, while as you head to the northeast the sites will get less and less impressive. But this place was the pinnacle of the Hwaseong Fortress for me
  • Oh what a beautiful place. I will let the pics speak. It's too bad the land is small and they can't aggressively restore so many of their historical sights in Korea, but I am grateful that they(Korea and UNESCO) spent time and money to restore this place. We happened to catch the sunset and it was an absolute pleasure to be there.

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