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Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon

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#1 of 59 in Historic Sites in Gyeonggi-do
Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
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Listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site, Hwaseong Fortress embodies the economic and militaristic power of the Joseon Dynasty at the end of the 18th century. Stretching for 5.52 km (3.43 mi), the partly restored fortress houses many different military facilities, along with the king's palace. Notice the holes in the walls which allowed easy gun/arrow fire and spear-attacking during the siege. As you explore along the long solid wall, observe the structures that surround it, like floodgates, watchtowers, wooden pavilions, and the beacon tower. You can attend a variety of performances here, as well as annual festivals, to fully experience the fort's history and tradition. For Hwaseong Fortress and beyond, use our Suwon driving holiday planner to get the most from your Suwon vacation.
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  • Absolutely incredible - the forts themselves are amazing. And the views from the top are worth it as well. Steep getting to the top so be a ready for a hike up some steps. 
    Absolutely incredible - the forts themselves are amazing. And the views from the top are worth it as well. Steep getting to the top so be a ready for a hike up some steps.  more »
  • It’s not so far away from Seoul, so it’s a trip you can do in a day. As I told previously, Korea is a country that is still little-known in the Western world, and many people here don’t know what the....  more
    It’s not so far away from Seoul, so it’s a trip you can do in a day. As I told previously, Korea is a country that is still little-known in the Western world, and many people here don’t know what the....  more »
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  • People who love to explore old traditional and cultural places will surely love this place
  • Great place to wander! Took a long walk here, going places and people, discovered great sceneries. Lovely!

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