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Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul

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Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

Learn about the Joseon dynasty while visiting Hwaseong Fortress and the Korean Folk Village on a full-day tour from Seoul. Your guide shares the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hwaseong Fortress, a masterpiece of late Joseon-era architecture, and explains the traditions that are preserved in the Korean Folk Village. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from your hotel in Seoul.
  • Full-day Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village tour from Seoul
  • Tour the vast Hwaseong Fortress by trolley
  • See monuments and homes from the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910)
  • Check out traditional homes and artisans at the Korean Folk Village
  • Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bottled water
Food and drinks, unless specified
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
119 , 119 Sogong-ro, Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

If you don't need pick-up, we will meet you at 9 am in the lobby of The Plaza hotel nearby Seoul City Hall.

9:00 AM

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Please provide us with full address of your accommodation in Seoul if it is not listed. Then we will inform the proper pick-up time and place with consideration your location.
After morning pickup at your hotel in Seoul, travel in a climate-controlled minivan for 19 miles (30 km) to reach Hwaseong Fortress, located in Suwon.

Your guide takes you around the 18th-century fortress by trolley. The World Heritage Site encompasses about 3.5 miles (5.5 km) of fortified walls, artillery towers, and four gates in the cardinal directions: North (Janganmun), South (Paldalmun), East (Changnyongmun) and West (Hwaseomun).

Depart from Hwaseong Fortress and stop for a restaurant lunch of Korean fare.

After lunch, continue 30 minutes down the road to the Korean Folk Village. Opened in 1974, the site contains 270 traditional homes that were carefully restored to feature the architecture of the late Joseon era. Learn about Korean culture and folk customs by visiting artisan workshops where people make traditional pottery, baskets, bamboo wares, fans, musical instruments, and more. You might also watch performances of traditional music and other arts.

On your return to Seoul, stop by the Korean Ginseng Center or cosmetic duty-free shop before your tour ends with drop off your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hwaseong Fortress
First, you wil start your trip with your guide picking you up from your hotel to visit the Suwon Hwaseong, where you can explore the impressive fortress of Suwon. This fortress is in total 5.52km (approximately 3.5 miles) and is a great military facilities since it is very difficult to find you once you hide inside. You will explore the fortress by trolley. There are four gates which face each of the cardinal directions like North (Janganmun), South (Paldalmun), East (Changnyongmun) and West (Hwaseomun). During construction of the fortress, Jeong Yak-yong invented “Geojunggi” which is similar to a lever nowadays. *Please note: The trolley ride may be cancelled depending on weather conditions.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Suwon
After your visit to the Hwaseong Fortress, enjoy Korean lunch at a local spot.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Korean Folk Village
The next attraction will be the Korean Folk Village which is located 30 minutes east. The village is a living museum that showcases the lifestyle of several centuries ago. There are potters, weavers, blacksmiths and other artisans who practice their trades in a traditional fashion and about 270 traditional houses that are open to visitors. The village has official's houses, regular houses, traditional schools, hospitals and government offices. In the Korean Folk Village, lots of historical dramas were filmed, so it may be fun for those interested to see these sets. On top of it, you can enjoy many attractions at the Korean Folk Village such as museums and traditional performances. *Please note: Performances in the Korean Folk Village may be cancelled depending on weather conditions.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Seoul
After enjoying the Korean Folk Village, you will head back to Seoul and will stop by the Korean Ginseng Center or cosmetic duty-free shop. Afterwards, you will be dropped off at your pickup location.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Infant meals not included
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please note: Performances in the Korean Folk Village and the trolley in Hwaseong Fortress may be cancelled due to bad weather.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Seoul N Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul.

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