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Gyeonggi-do » Suwon-si » Hwaseong Fortress [UNESCO World Heritage] (수원 화성 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

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Hwaseong Fortress [UNESCO World Heritage] (수원 화성 [유네스코 세계문화유산])   
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  • Hwaseong Fortress [UNESCO World Heritage] (수원 화성 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Hwaseong Fortress [UNESCO World Heritage] (수원 화성 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Hwaseong Fortress [UNESCO World Heritage] (수원 화성 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Hwaseong Fortress [UNESCO World Heritage] (수원 화성 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Hwaseong Fortress [UNESCO World Heritage] (수원 화성 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
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11, Haenggung-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 수원시 팔달구 행궁로 11 , 장안구, 권선구 일원
Type
Fortresses
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-31-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-251-4435, 4437
Homepage
ehs.suwon.ne.kr
(English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
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Introduction
Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress (constructed from 1794 to 1796) was built as a show of the King’s filial piety towards his father Jangheonseja and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.

The fortress wall stretches for a total of 5.52km and has a great variety of military facilities that’s hard to find anywhere else. Four gates face each of the cardinal directions—Janganmun (north), Paldalmun (south), Changnyongmun (east), and Hwaseomun (west)—and the seven-arch style Sumun gates straddle the point where the nearby stream reaches the palace. Above the Sumun gates is a pavilion called Hwahongmun.

Hwaseong Fortress was constructed under the guidance of Yu Hyeong-Won (1622-1673) and Jeong Yak-Yong (1762-1836), and is believed to have been constructed very scientifically. The fortress wall was built using Seokjae and Jeondol (bricks) and the holes between the bricks are just big enough to fire guns, arrows, or long spears through in case of an attack.

During construction of the fortress Jeong Yak-Yong invented ‘Geojunggi,’ which uses a ‘hwalcha’ (lever) to lift up heavy stones, greatly reducing construction time.

The Suwon Hwaseong Fortress went through many turbulent times and damage, and in the battle of June 25th, many of the facilities became so damaged that they were deemed irreparable. Even though the fortress restoration initiative (1975-1979) restored many of the sites to their former glory, Paldalmun to Dongnamgakru (an area 491 meters in length) has still not been renovated.

The fortress was designated as Historical Monument No. 3 in January 1963, and in December 1997, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

>> Click here for more on Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Telephone
+82-31-251-4435, 4437
Current Status
Historic Site No. 3 (Designated on 21 January 1963)
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
Activity Information
Gukgung (Korean Traditional Archery) Activity - 10 arrows = 2,000 won
Operating Hours
Summer season 09:00-18:00
Winter season 09:00-17:00
Parking Facilities
Available
(Cars: 2,000 won for 3 hours / Buses: 4,000 won for 1 day)
Admission Fees
Individual - Adults 1,000 won / Youth 700 won / Children 500 won
Group (over 30 people) - Adults 700 won / Youth 500 won / Children 300 won
※ Credit cards accepted
Facilities for the Handicapped
Wheelchair rental center, reserved parking, restrooms
Korean Info. Service
Korean Culture & Tourism Guide
Interpretation Services Offered
Korean Culture & Tourism Guide: English & Japanese
Baby Stroller Rentals
(Hwaseong Haenggung)
Directions
Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1)
Take Bus 2, 7, 7-2, 8, or 13 and get off at Jongno 4-geori (intersection).
Walk 5 minutes to fortress.

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