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Hwasung Fortress, Samsung Delight & Unhyungung Palace Tour

Hwasung Fortress, Samsung Delight & Unhyungung Palace Tour Packages
Country: South Korea
City: Gyeonggi-do
Duration: 8 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Package Itinerary

Hwasung Fortress – Temporary Palace – Samsung D’light – National Museum of Korea – Unhyungung Palace

After hotel pickup in Seoul, board the comfortable coach for a 19-mile (30km) drives to Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This impressive structure, built in the late 18th century during the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), is the official fortress of Suwon.

Explore the gates and artillery towers along the fortified walls, and listen as your guide explains how the fortress was constructed to demonstrate the king's filial piety toward his father and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.

Next, move to the Samsung D'light shop, a mega mobile shop that displays IT and mobile products of Samsung Electronics, the No. 1 smartphone maker in the world. The shop offers the latest IT and mobile products and a wide range of accessories, allowing customers to try out and test new products before making their purchase.

Transfer to the National Museum of Korea, located about 1.5km away from Yongsan Station. It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea's fascinating history, from ancient times to the modern era.

Your last stop will be the Unhyeongung Palace. Unhyeongung Palace was the home of young Gojong, who later became Emperor during the Joseon Dynasty. Under the orders of Queen Mother Jo, Unhyeongung was renovated into a grand, palace-like house with four gates.

After the tour, the guide will return you to your hotel, and you finish the trip.

Includes:

- Hotel pick-up
- Transfers
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees

Excludes:

- Tips and gratuities
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs

Explore More About Hwasung Fortress:

Hwaseong Fortress, built to protect the city, was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site on December 12, 1997, for its historical value. The fortress offers various performances daily as well as the Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival every fall. The walls stretch for 5.7 kilometers, with Paldalsan Mountain at the center. The fortress, constructed from 1794 to 1796, was built as a display of King Jeongjo’s filial piety towards his father and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.

When the Joseon King Jeongjo moved his father's tomb to Suwon at the end of the 18th century, he surrounded it with strong defensive works, laid out according to the precepts of an influential military architect of the period, who brought together the latest developments in the field from both East and West. The massive walls, extending for nearly 6 km, still survive; they are pierced by four gates and equipped with bastions, artillery towers, and other features.

Hwaseong is a piled-stone and brick fortress of the Joseon Dynasty that surrounds the center of Suwon City, of Gyeonggi-do Province. It was built in the late 18th century by King Jeongjo for defensive purposes, to form a new political basis, and to house the remains of his father, Crown Prince Jangheon. The massive walls of the fortress, which are 5.74 km in length, enclose an area of 130 ha and follow the topography of the land. The Suwoncheon, the main stream in Suwon, flows through the center of the fortress.

Operating Hours: 09:00-18:00

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