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From Seoul: evening tour to Hwaseong Fortress UNESCO site

Activity provider: I LOVE SEOUL TOUR Lctd

From Seoul: evening tour to Hwaseong Fortress UNESCO site

Activity provider: I LOVE SEOUL TOUR Lctd

From US$ 93 per person

Embark on an adventure and explore the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress during the night. Enjoy the unique evening view with romantic lights on this UNESCO site.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup is available from hotels located in central Seoul. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. If your hotel is down narrow path or Airbnb, your guide will meet you at the nearest subway station.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk across historic grounds on a peaceful night-time walk
  • Take in spectacular views of Suwon city from the UNESCO-listed site
  • Gain insights about the ingenious construction of the fortress
Full description
Explore a piece of Korean history in a unique light on this night tour of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Discover one of the most well-known and loved UNESCO sites in Korea. Depart from Seoul and head to Suwon, the only completely walled city in South Korea. Enjoy some free time at a traditional market in Suwon or visit Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. 'Haenggung' stands for a temporary place where royal families stayed. Suwon Haenggung palace is the biggest of those. Enjoy the night views of this palace and take some great pictures.  Marvel at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress which was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Designed by the most inspiring ancient architect named Jeong Yak-Yong, the fortress is a fusion of science and industry and incorporates Chinese ingenuity into its plans. The whole fortress is beautifully lit up at night.  Learn about the Joseon dynasty's history including the fact that Suwon could've been the new capital of ancient Korea and that the king built the fortress to be closer with his dead father. Heanggungdong aka. Haenglidan-gil is a new hot place to visit now. The Kimbap in [Extraordinary Attorney Woo](Netflix) is in this area. And it’s a great area to find something unique and check out one of the cool newtro cafes or restaurants there. You will be dropped off at the Myeongdong area, near the Lotte Hotel Seoul. July-Sep (Summer seoson) -18:30 PM Meeting at Sejong Hotel -Hwaseong Haenggung Palace (Monday: Take a walk at Heanggungdong aka. Haenglidan-gil) -Suwon Hwaseong Fortress -Drop-off at the Myeongdong area Oct-May (No tour during Jan-Feb) -17:30 PM Meeting at Sejong Hotel -Take a walk at Heanggungdong aka. Haenglidan-gil -Suwon Hwaseong Fortress -Drop-off at the Myeongdong area
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Entry fee
  • Hotel pickup (private tour only)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

A guide will meet you in front of the front desk of Sejong Hotel (145 Toegye-ro, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul) Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place at rain or shine
Customer reviews

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An extraordinary visit with Jung Chang. Small friendly group. Meeting and travel to easy and pleasant destination. The visit to Suwon and the fortress was really great. I highly recommend. An extraordinary visit with Jung Chang. Small friendly group. Easy and pleasant meeting and travel to destination. The visit to Suwon and the fortress was really great. I highly recommend. 정창과의특별한방문. 작은친절한그룹. 쉽고 즐거운 목적지로의 만남과 여행. 수원과 요새 방문은 정말 좋았습니다. 나는 매우 추천합니다.

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October 1, 2022

Had a fantastic time with kris and the boss is so kind. Cannot recommend them enough- Do not miss out!!

September 7, 2022

Very nice guide who had lots of interesting information to share. Great location and also some side facts to Kdrama ;)

October 2, 2022

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