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From Seoul: Evening Tour to Hwaseong Fortress UNESCO Site

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Embark on an adventure and explore the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress during the night. Enjoy the unique evening view with pretty lights on this UNESCO site.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 5:30 PM
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  • 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
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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.
You will be dropped off at the Myeongdong area, near the Lotte Hotel Seoul.
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Entry fee
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

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

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