Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, Suwon

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Built on the slope of a hill within the walls of a fortress, Hwaseong Haenggung Palace served as the king’s out-of-town residence during times of war and occasions when he visited his father’s tomb. The 18th-century palace, which was severely damaged during the Japanese colonial period, was restored based on information from detailed court records and opened to public in 2003. When it was not occupied by the king, the governor used the palace as his office. Start your tour with a visit to the exhibition hall and 3D theater outside the front entrance, then see how the area looked in the past at the square in front of the palace. If you’re visiting between March and November, you can catch a changing of the guard ceremony and a demonstration of martial arts. Look for the sacred tree at the entrance, pick up a piece of paper and a pen lying next to it, write down your wish, and tie it to the tree. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hwaseong Haenggung Palace and many more Suwon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Suwon trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • I visited the Hwaseong Palace on a very rainy Sunday, but enjoyed the experience anyway. Admission is quite inexpensive. You can take a guided tour, or just wander the complex on your own. Some areas ...  more »
  • I visited the Suwon Hua Castle with a set. It is a royal palace that stretches inside the walls of Suwon-Hua Castle, a former building used by the king when he came to the countryside. This shrine seems to have been used as a location for Korea drama dramas, and the Oath of the Court Lady Chang Gum was also filmed here.
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  • Great place to visit and have a walk around. There is so much to do and the locals are very friendly and willing to help you.
  • The Suwon Hwaseong Palace is a very beautiful palace of an intricately incisive build. Oversaw the timeline of the Chosen Empire and the rise of the Republic of Korea, the Palace does provide a handful of information on the life and the style of living of the Korean people over time. Also, you could even get a first-hand experience on the traditional Korean culture, from walking over, for example, the grounds of meeting to wearing colourful hanboks. I would definitely recommend you to come and visit this historical site if you happen to visit South Korea.
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