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? 🙂 Make sure to bring a hat or umbrella when you visit this place especially if it’s a sunny day.

Address: 910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Operating Hours:
March – October: 9AM – 6PM
November – February: 9AM – 5PM

What we did:

  • Walk along the wall
  • Visit the park located at the middle part of the area

What you can do:

  • 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



Start of the long walk along the wall


Love birds… kidding 😛 Such a nice spot under a tree with red leaves to take your profile picture 🙂 This place is near the part mid way of your walk.


End of path~

Rodeo Street

This is a street where you can eat, relax and shop after your long walk at Hwaseong Fortress. There are nice thrift shops in the grassy area and small restaurants within the street.




Suwon is quite far from Seoul. But since a few tourists visits here and you have a spare day in your itinerary, I recommend you to stop by!

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