Suwon Hwaseong Fortress


Hwaseong Fortess (화성) is a wall surrounding Suwon built 1794 to 1796 and is 5.52km long. There was a time when the king, Jeongjo, planned to move the capital from Seoul to Suwon. Interesting right? 🙂

What to do and see at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

What we did (Free!)

  • Walk along the wall
  • Visit the park

What activities you can try (Some are paid!)

  • Korean Traditional Archery
  • Hwaseong Fortress Tourist Trolley
  • Bell of Hyowon- Bell Ringing Experience
  • Velotaxi / Electric Bicycle Taxi
  • Flying Suwon
  • Animation Video – Tour of Hwaseong Fortress with Hwaseong the Mascot

Walking along the wall

The fortress wall is a little more than 5km. You can send a good one hour walking while taking pictures. There are some military equipments along the way too. Four gates are in the area – Janganmun (north), Paldalmun (south), Changnyongmun (east), and Hwaseomun (west).

Military Equipment

Walking by the wall, you will come a cross different military equiments that were used by Koreans to defend the fortess in 1700’s.

Suwon Fortress Park

There’s a park where in you can relax. A few exercise equipments for adults are in place, and ofcourse, fun play area for kids are also available.

End of the Fortress Wall & Stream

You will find a stream upon reaching the end of the Fortress wall.

About Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 수원시 팔달구 정조로 910 (장안동)


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