Gyeonggi-do: Tradition & Experience

World Heritage Cities
Line 1 & Bundang Line

Suwon Station

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Exit 7, Bus or Taxi

Bus: 7-2, 60, 82-1, 310, 700-2 (from station and get off at “Jangangongwon (Jangan Park)”

 

Completed by King Jeongjo of the late Joseon Dynasty, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site that combines both Eastern and Western fortifications. The grandness of Paldalmun Gate can be seen as it stands proudly in the middle of a crowded road, and the coexistence of tradition and modernity is another unique feature you should look into. You can also go trekking along the fortress wall or enjoy the nighscape.

  • Address:
    • 190 Yeonmu-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Tel:
    • 031-290-3600
  • Website:
  • Operation Hour:
    • Mar~Oct
      • 09:00~18:00
    • Nov~Feb:
      • 09:00~17:00
  • Fee:
    • ₩1,000
Tour the Fortress on the Hwaseong Tourist Trolley

 

This tourist trolley, modeled after Emperor Sunjong’s actual car and the royal carriage of the Joseon Dynasty, visits major sites within the fortress. Audio guide is available in English, Chinese and Japanese, so if you have earphones, plug them in in the earphone jacks by each seat.

  • Address:
    • 825 Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Website:
  • Tel:
    • 031-228-4686
    • Ticket Office
  • Fee:
    • ₩4,000 (Adults)

Yeonmudae Post

  • Operation Hours:
    • 09:00~17:00
    • from 10:00 operated every 30 minutes
  • Course:
    • Yeonmudae Post → Hwahongmun Gate → Hwaseomun Gate (U turn) → Janganmun Gate → Temporary Palace
      (museum) → Paldalmun Gate → Nammun Market → Suwon Hwaseong Museum → Yeonmudae Post

Temporary Palace

  • Operation Hours:
    • 09:40~16:30
    • from 10:30 operated every 1 hour
  • Course:
    • Temporary Palace (museum) → Paldalmun Gate → Nammun Market → Suwon Hwaseong Museum → Yeonmudae Post →Hwaseomun Gate (U turn) → Janganmun Gate → Temporary Palace
Korean Folk Village
Exit 4, Local bus or free shuttle bus

Bus: 37, 10-5

 

A typical village of the Joseon period has been recreated with thatched roof houses of commoners, houses of the nobles, a herbal medicine shop and more. Actors dressed in actual magistrate, gisaeng (female entertainers), and even beggar costumes of the time can be seen walking around the village to make your experience more real. Reenactments of a traditional wedding can be seen at one of the houses.

  • Address:
    • 90 Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Tel:
    • 031-288-0000
  • Operation Hour:
    • Feb~Apr:
      • 09:30~18:00
    • May~Sept:
      • 09:30~18:30
    • Nov~Jan:
      • 09:30~17:30
    • Extended 30 minutes on weekends
    • Open year-round
  • Admission:
    • ₩20,000
    • ₩28,000 (Free Pass)
Line 1

Osan College Station

Mulhyanggi Arboretum
Exit 2, 400m/6min

 

Located in an area known and named for its clean and clear water, inside the arboretum is a mineral spring. In accordance with the arboretum’s theme of “gathering of water, trees & humans,” there are 19 gardens that house wild flowers, subtropical plants, and aquatic plants. The beautiful irises in the wetland are often visited by greyheaded woodpeckers.

  • Address:
    • 211 Cheonghak-ro, Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Tel:
    • 031-378-1261
  • Operation Hour:
    • Mar~May, Sept & Oct:
      • 09:00~18:00
    • June~Aug:
      • 09:00~19:00
    • Nov~Feb:
      • 09:00~17:00
  • Closure Date:
    • Mondays
    • Jan 1st
    • Seollal Holiday
  • Admission:
    • ₩1,500
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