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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Seoul
"Anyone who is interested in the history should not miss this tour. First go to Hwaseong Fortress which is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si Gyeonggi-do. The fortress was designated as Historical Monument No. 3 in January 1963 and in December 1997 it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Hwaseong Trolley Next ride a trolley that travels between Mt. Paldalsan and Yeonmudae. The front of the trolley is shaped like a powerful dragon that signifies King Jeongjo and guest ride in cars resembling palanquins that once carried king during his excursions. ** the trolley may not be available during bad weather or due unpredictable situations on your tour day.** Hwaseong Haenggung Palace Visit a palace located outside of Seoul where the king used to stay when he traveled
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Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul
"Buckchon Cultural Center provides information about Bukchon Hanok Village. The center shows exhibits and films relating to the history of Bukchon. It is a perfect starting place for visitors to get a real cultural experience of Bukchon where a traditiona 'Bukchon' which literally translates to 'northern village' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks Cheonggyecheon Changdeokgung Palace means 'to brighten virtue' and is the name of Korea's most successfully preserved palace.Changdeokgung was designated as UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage in February 1997. It is one of the historic attractions that represent the beauty of Korea. People said this is the second bea #5
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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Seoul
"Anyone who is interested in the history should not miss this tour. First go to Hwaseong Fortress which is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si Gyeonggi-do. The fortress was designated as Historical Monument No. 3 in January 1963 and in December 1997 it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Hwaseong Trolley Next ride a trolley that travels between Mt. Paldalsan and Yeonmudae. The front of the trolley is shaped like a powerful dragon that signifies King Jeongjo and guest ride in cars resembling palanquins that once carried king during his excursions. ** the trolley may not be available during bad weather or due unpredictable situations on your tour day.** Hwaseong Haenggung Palace Visit a palace located outside of Seoul where the king used to stay when he traveled
From $70.00

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KTX High Speed Rail

We took KORAIL's high-speed KTX train from Seoul, the short distance to Suwon, both to save a little bit of travel time, and because our son loves trains of all kinds, especially fast ones. We bought...
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Rail Transportation

Seoul Subway line 1 extends to Suwon and is now being expanded beyond this great town. From Seoul to Suwon is about 1,300 Won (US$1.25). The trip takes about one hour and passes through some beautiful...
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Hwaseong Trolley

Hwaseong Trolley consists of an engine car that is shaped like a dragon, and three passenger cars designed to resemble the Kings' sedan chairs that he used to travel around Korea. The trolley takes...
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By Metro to Suwon

Suwon is well connected to Seoul and easily reachable with regional trains and Metro Line 1. This is in my opinion the most economical and also most convenient option as it runs frequently and has the...
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Hwaseong Train

Hwaseong tour train consists of three passenger carriages and an engine. The front part is a head of dragon to symbolize King Jeongjo and the back part is a sedan chair to show king's authority and...
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Tourist Information

There is a tourist information booth just outside of the Suwon subway/train station. Exit the main doors, turn left, and walk about 150 meters. They are very friendly and helpful (and they speak...
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Suwon Station

Suwon can be reached from Seoul by either train or metro (Line 1). The journey takes about 50 minutes. As you walk out of Suwon Station, just to your left, on the same side of the road is the main...
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Free Shuttle Bus

There is a free shuttle bus service from Suwon Station to the Korean Folk Village. the journey takes about 35 minutes. As you walk out of Suwon Station, turn left. after 50 metres you will see the...
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Getting to Suwon

Suwon is a big city just to the south of Seoul, but Seoul Metro Line 1 goes all the way to Suwon. However it takes a long time to get there! On Line 1, note that some trains run on the main-line...
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Colourful tram ride

There is a red tram with an interesting design of a dragon head where you can ride around the famous Hwaseong Fortress and surrounding city areas. The ride starts at the East Gate area and takes about...
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Silver versus Black Taxis

Black taxis are considered deluxe taxis throughout most of South Korea and will charge higher prices than silver or white taxis. The level of comfort, however, is not very different between the two...
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Seoul to Suwon by Subway

Suwon can be reached by subway through the number 1 or dark blue line. Though this means of travel from Seoul is slower than the bus, it can be less confusing (provided the platforms indicate which...
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Incheon Airport to Suwon

Perhaps the most affordable means of transportation from Incheon Airport to Suwon is through the airport limousine bus service. These buses can be found just outside the airport terminals and will say...
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Express Train

Whilst it's possible to take the subway to Suwon, there are also express trains that take 30 minutes or so from Seoul station, as opposed to an hour on the subway.
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940 Ingye-Dong Paldal-Gu, Suwon, 442-832, South Korea
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1132-12 Ingye-Dong Paldal-Gu, Suwon, 442835, South Korea
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144-4 Uman-Dong, Paldal-Gu, Suwon, South Korea
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996-5/6 Yeontong Dong, Yeongtong-Ku, Suwon, 400420, South Korea
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1032-9 Inkae-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon, South Korea
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1030-7, Ingae-Dong, Suwon, South Korea
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Top Things to Do in Suwon

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Jidong Market

Jidong Market is a traditional Korean market located in Suwon, near Paldalmun, the city's southern gate. The market has a wide variety of Korean foods, fruits, vegetables, and crafts, but we...
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Yeongdong Market

Yeongdong Market is a busy traditional market located right next to Paldalmun, or the main southern gate, of Hwaseong. The market opened in 1917 and has undergone significant modernization efforts in...
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Hwaseong Fortress

The ancient Suwon City Wall, called Hwaseong, surround the Suwon downtown area. The wall forms an almost continuous 5km loop, and it stands 10-15 meters tall. There are many impressive gates and...
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Seojangdae Command Post

Seojangdae, meaning Western Command Post, was constructed in 1794, and it stands at the peak of Mount Paldal. It offers a commanding view over the old city of Suwon, including the detached palace. ...
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Haenggung Palace

Hwaseong Haenggung is the name of the large palace within the Hwaseong fortress walls in central Suwon. Haenggung means temporary palace, a place used by kings during war or when traveling in the...
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Paldalmun

Paldalmun, along with Janganmun, was one of two large main gates in the original Hwaseong fortress. Each of gates resemble Namdaemun in Seoul, in both shape and construction. Paldalmun is the...
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