Visiting Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea

Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon South Korea South Korea is full of interesting and historic sites. From Buddhist temples to royal palaces, burial grounds, and even the modern Seoul Tower. One of the more historic sites is Hwaseong Fortress, about 30-minutes south of Seoul in Suwon.

Hwaseong is one of South Korea’s 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the main tourist draw in Suwon.

It’s an impressive structure that was built hundreds of years ago. The wall is 5.7 km long, yet it only took about 2-years to build!

The wall has a lot of interesting features including signaling tower, crossbow platforms, massive gates, and a giant bell atop a small mountain.

Take a look at some of what you’ll see when you arrive.

Exploring Hwaseong Fortress

There is also a history museum that you can check out plus you can walk around the palace building to see where the King hung out.

Price: 1,000 Won ticket (put the sticker on your shirt), the Palace and Museum are extra)
Transportation: Take Bus #13 From Suwon Station/AK Plaza (about 1,000 Won)

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Hi, welcome to Travellistic! I'm Tim, I'm from America but right now I'm living in Suwon, South Korea.

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