8 am to 12:30 pm
Drop off at your hotel (centrally located) in Seoul only.
With so much to do, see and experience, South Korea never fails to fascinate the history buffs around the world! This tour combines two of the most prominent structures in the city of Suwon, located an hour away from the capital city of Seoul. Visit the only remaining walled fortress in the country - Suwon Hwaseong Fortress that has also been designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. You also get to explore the Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, where the king used to stay when he travelled during war times or when he visited tombs.
This tour also provides comfortable hotel transfers with guided services in English, Japanese and Chinese.
This half-day tour begins with a comfortable hotel pick up in the morning. Enjoy comfortable transfers to 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.
This tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel in Seoul.
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