This tour provides an interesting insight not only into Korea’s centuries-old kingship, but also the local lifestyle back then. Spend half a day outside the city to visit the nation’s two most important historical treasures from the Joseon era - Hwaseong Fortress (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site) &Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. Later, walk around the Korean Folk Village to witness real housesfrom the late Joseon period, relocated from across the country and restored to create a replica of a real historical village.
This package provides delicious traditional lunch, hotel pick up and easy transportation for easier touring experience.
8 hoursStart time
9:00am to 5:00pm
Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
This tour begins with a comfortable hotel pick up in the morning. Enjoy an hour’s drive from Central Seoul to reach your first destination- Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. Built from 1794 to 1796 by King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty to house and honour the remains of his executed father, this fortress now provides a scientific, architectural, and artistic insight into Korea’s past. Witness the unique architecture of this 18th century structure that has been designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and even as Historical Monument No. 3!
Move to the next landmark – Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, another must-visit historical monument in South Korea located within the walls of the Hwaseong Fortress. This ornate residential palace of King Jeongjo was used when he travelled during war times or when he visited tombs. Haenggungs (meaning ‘temporary shelter) were primarily used by kings during war times to avoid attacks from enemy troops. Take a break to enjoy a special lunch containing traditional Korean delicacy of either Samgyetang or Bulgogi.
Finally, get a taste of the traditional culture from the late Joseon period that existed several centuries ago at Korean Folk Village. A popular tourist destination for both Koreans and foreigners, this living museum displays elements that bring to light the lifestyle of yesteryears. Meet potters, weavers, blacksmiths and other artisans who still follow traditional trade practices. Also, explore the 270 traditional houses and a small amphitheater for folk music and dance performances!
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
In case of traffic jams, your pick-up & drop-off service can be delayed.
This itinerary is subject to change. For your detailed itinerary, please ask the person in charge before departure.
If your accommodation isn't in Seoul (for example, Incheon), you have to pay extra for your hotel pick-up and drop-off. Charges are based on the distance on the tour day.
Minimum 2 persons will be needed for this tour to operate.
Voucher Information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your barcoded e-ticket on your device for this activity.
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