A full day at the Suwon Hwaseong UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site

USD 102


Twith Guide

  • Language
  • Time required
    8 HOURS
  • Min person
    2 PAX
  • Pick up
  • Cancellation Policy
    No Refund
  • Voucher type
    printed vaucher

Product information

Product description

The Suwon Hwaseong Fortress was the world's first planned city. The Hwaseong Fortress is regarded as having been more thoroughly and systematically designed than comparable structures of its time, including those in Saint Petersburg, Russia or Washington, D.C. in the United States.

The Hwaseong Fortress, belonging to the Haenggung Palace of the Joseon Dynasty, was constructed for King Jeongjo in 1796. Haenggung is a subsidiary palace which accommodated the King's temporary stays outside the main palace in the capital. The Hwaseong Fortress was constructed by King Jeongjo for his stays in the Haenggung when he made visits to the Suwon region to have memorial services for his father, Crown Prince Sadosaeja. Aside from subsidiary palace functions, the Hwasung Fortress was also constructed to serve more practical purposes as the second capital of the Joseon Dynasty. King Jeongjo had in fact planned to move into Haneggung of Hwaseong Fortress when he became the supreme King after passing on his throne to his successor. However, with young King Jeongjo's sudden death in 1800, the Hwaseong Fortress was forgotten by Koreans.

The Hwaseong Fortress stands as a testament to the advancements in technical theories and applications made during the Joseon Dynasty. An enormous amount of money and manpower was used in the project, on a scale unprecedented in magnitude in the history of the Joseon Dynasty. It was an immense civil engineering project which could not have been initiated and completed without King Jeongjo's unique determination.

Course Information

The folk village prepared houses and markets to show the life of those during the Joseon Dynasty era. If you are lucky, you might even have the chance to take photos with actual actors in the location. 


Hotel → Suwon Hwaseong Fortress → Suwon Hwaseong Train → Hwaseong Temporary Palace (Hwaseong Haenggung) → Lunch(Bibimbap) → Korean Folk Village → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Hotel


- Guided tour of World Cultural Heritage 

- Suwon Hwaseong Fortress: The world heritage only 1 hour away from Seoul

- Farmer's Houses- Traditional Kiln

- Governor's Office- Nobleman's Residence

- Farmer's Dance and Music- Workshops- Traditional Market Place

Meeting Point

  • Pick-up and drop-off service may be delayed due to traffic.

Items Included

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Admission Fee
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service (in Seoul)


  • Hwaseong Trolley may be cancelled due to bad weather conditions.
  • Traditional performance at the Korean Folk Village will be cancelled in case of rain or snow.
  • In case some sites of the tours are closed, a visit to alternative places will apply.
  • For your safety, stay with the group and follow the directions of the guide during a group tour.
  • T-WITH cannot take responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred while on tour.

Cancellation Policy

 After the confirmation, cancellation is NOT available. NO REFUND.  

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