Suwon was called the “second capital” during the Joseon Dynasty, and the fortress stands at the center of the city. The fortress was built by King Jeongjo, the 22nd monarch of the Joseon Dynasty. Elegant and majestic, it is an architecture that stands out as exceptionally unique in the history of Korean fortress construction. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in December 1997.
Located within Hwaseong Fortress, the palace was a temporary residence when the King visited and a government office for the Hwaseong governor during ordinary times. The palace has the same shape as the King’s main palace in Seoul. In 1796, Hwaseong Haenggung Palace was the country’s largest temporary castle with 576 sections.
The Suwon Hwaseong Museoum was established to promote the excellence of the World Heritage-designated Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean culture. Visitors can learn about the fortress’ history and culture through models and related artifacts, and take part in hands-on educational programs.
수 Of the many traditional markets in the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Zone, Paldalmun is referred to as the “king-made market” with centuries of history and tradition.
Located on the lower side of Maehyanggyo Bridge, the Fried Chicken Street has become a hotspot among local and international tourists following media exposure. Fried in cauldrons, the chicken has a crispy and chewy texture.
Flying Suwon is a pile-supported helium balloon that rises 70 to 150 meters, allowing tourists to see Suwon from the sky. It can take up to 20 passengers.
The street was established in memory of Rha Hye-suk, Korea’s first female activist and an artist of Western painting. Her statue, paintings, exhibits, sculptures and other unique works are on display.
This Museum highlights the history of Korea’s electronics industry and Samsung Eletronics-led developments and achievements in information and communications technology(ICY), particularly semiconductors, displays and mobile devices. Also featured are products that left a big mark on the electronics industry.
A Mecca for drama production, this center is the country’s largest general complex for video production with an open set and special filming site. Guides provide visitors a special tour of the studios and drama sets.
Gwanggyosan Mountain is one of the Eight Scenic Wonders of Suwon. The mountain is a habitat for fireflies, an indication of the clean environment in the area. With gentle ridges and thick tree forests, the mountain is an excellent place for a green shower and hiking. There are ten hiking trails, and Gwanggyo Reservoir is nearby.
This is the country’s largest in-city lake park with nine fountain facilities, a 6.5km-long ring promenade, family campground and a sports climbing center. There are also several spaces harmoniously nested with nature, including the “Quiet Forest”, ”Happy Flower Island” and “Forest of Distant Island.”
Located at the foot of Gwanggyosan Mountain, Bongnyeongsa is one of the oldest traditional Buddhist temples in Suwon. It was founded by Monk Wongakguksa in 1208, the fourth year of King Huijong’s reign in the Goryeo Dynasty. See a stone statue of the Buddha Triad from the Goryeo era and the Sinjung portrait of the Buddha from the late Joseon period
Located at Toilet Culture Park, Haewoojae(Mr. Toilet House) is the world’s first toilet-shaped museum with models, exhibits and experiential activities pertaining to the toilet. Visitors can see how restroom culture has changed throughout history.
Manseok Park has a pleasant dulle-gil(trail) for a leisurely walk. In spring, cherry blossoms are in full bloom around the lake. From May to September, the area takes on different colors when there is a music fountain show.
Standing 238 meters above sea level. Chilbosan Mountain has dense forests and natural wetlands. The mountain is home to Yonghwasa and Muhaksa temples. There are eight hiking trails and the terrain is gentle enough for a nice hike.
Korean Folk Village was created to introduce the national culture to the native and foreigner tourists by gathering the living custom in our culture which has been passed down for a long time.
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