Our most recommended things to do in Suwon

Korean Folk Village, Suwon Hwaseong, Anseong Farmland Tour

1. Korean Folk Village, Suwon Hwaseong, Anseong Farmland Tour

Visiting the Anseong Farmland, offering a unique and immersive experience of rural life in Korea. Experience in various hands-on activities such as picking seasonal fruits and vegetables, making traditional Korean food and crafts, and interacting with farm animals. Anseong Farmland is the best choice for families and tourists seeking to experience Korea's agricultural culture and natural beauty. Then, you will be arriving to The Korean Folk Village, it is the best place to learn about Korean traditional culture~ Everything in the folk village retains a strong traditional Korean flavor. Visit to experience the unique charm of Korean traditional culture! The village features over 270 traditional houses, workshops, and performances, including folk music, dance, and acrobatics. And lunch time will be during the visit to the folk village. Enjoy the atmosphere and unique inside The Korean Village. The last stop will be the UNESCO World cultural heritage, Suwon Hwaseong. Suwon Hwaseong is a fortress that constructed in the late 18th century during the Joseon Dynasty. It is one of Korea's most iconic historical landmarks. Walk along the fortress walls and explore the various gates and pavilions, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding city. The site also hosts cultural events and performances throughout the year, attracting visitors from around the world.

Suwon: Private Full-Day Trip of Hwaseong Fortress

2. Suwon: Private Full-Day Trip of Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Suwon, South Korea. It was built in the late 18th century by King Jeongjo as a fortress and palace complex. The fortress walls span almost 6 kilometers and are dotted with four gates and a number of watchtowers. You can walk along the walls, explore the palace buildings, and enjoy cultural performances and events held within the site. Also, you will have unforgettable activities around the fortress and have delicious meals reflecting your tastes. Detailed schedules for your reference 08:00 Pick up at your hotel located in Seoul (schedules will be arranged differently other than Seoul) 10:00 Ride Suwon Hwaseong Tour Train 11:00 Walk through Suwon Hwaseong Palace Tour with guide 12:00 Lunch & Tea (restaurants will be recommended reflecting your tastes) 14:30 Traditional archery (arrow shooting) & Fortress walking 16:30 Experience and make your own Korean traditional craft (detailed information will be delivered later) 18:00 Dinner (restaurants will be recommended reflecting your tastes) 20:00 Experience wonderful night view in Hot Air Balloon, 'Flying Suwon' 20:30 Return to your hotel with happy memories :)

Seoul: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Tour

3. Seoul: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Tour

Discover the Seoul or Gangwon-do areas with a full or half-day private charter tour. Plan your tour that caters to your interests and travel at your own pace. Book an optional guide to accompany you throughout the day. Book a private charter with an optional guide and see the best of Seoul or Gangwon-do. Create a more focused and personal tour experience tailored to your interests. Whether you're looking to learn more about K-pop, history, culture, or food, this experience can be designed to meet your needs. Possible locations to visit in each area: Seoul City Plan to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Cheonggyecheon, N Seoul Tower, Gangnam, Lotte World, Bukchon Hanok Village, Yeouido, Hangang Park, Hongdae, Ewha Woman's University, Sinchon, and other locations in Seoul city. Seoul Suburbs Incheon City, Woongjin Playdoci, Everland, Seoul Park, one mount, Swiss Village, Korean Folk Village, Paju Outlets, Panmunjom, The Garden of Morning Calm, Little French Village, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Herb Garden, Heyri Art Village, and other locations around Seoul. Gangwon-do Alpaca World, Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho City, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Daegwallyeong sheep ranch, Pyeong Chang, Yongpyong, Phoenix Park, Alpensia Resort, HIGH ONE Resort, Donghae City, and other places in Gangwon-do. ★ Additional special offer - The Painters Show: R seat ticket (Can be used on the same day or the other days) ★ Additional option - Airport pick up service (pickup duration included, service time in total 10hrs)

From Seoul: Evening Tour to UNESCO Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

4. From Seoul: Evening Tour to UNESCO Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Explore a piece of Korean history in a unique light on this night tour of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Discover one of the most well-known and loved UNESCO sites in Korea. Depart from Seoul and head to Suwon, the only completely walled city in South Korea. Marvel at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Designed by the most inspiring ancient architect named Jeong Yak-Yong, the fortress is a fusion of science and industry and incorporates Chinese ingenuity into its plans. The whole fortress is beautifully lit up at night. Learn about the Joseon dynasty's history including the fact that Suwon could've been the new capital of ancient Korea and that the king built the fortress to be closer with his dead father. After exploring the fortress, the tour will take you to Haenggung-dong, AKA Haengnidan-gil, a charming neighborhood in Suwon. This area is known for its quaint streets lined with traditional Korean houses, known as "hanoks." And also popular for unique cafes and restaurants in the younger generation. The neighborhood's peaceful atmosphere and historic ambiance make it a popular destination for both locals and tourists. You can check the kimbap restaurant owned and managed by Woo Young-woo’s father in Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA/Netflix, 2022) in this area. In addition to several dramas including the SBS drama, "Our Beloved Summer," and the OCN drama "The Uncanny Counter," being shot in the same area. Try new street food which you aren't brave enough to try or you can have light dinner as well. In the summer season(Jun-Sep) you will visit Hwaseong Haenggung Palace instead. 'Haenggung' stands for a temporary place where royal families stay. Suwon Haenggung palace is the biggest of those. Enjoy the night views of this palace and take some great pictures. (No dinner or snack break in summer.) The tour concludes with a drop-off at Myeongdong, one of Seoul's most bustling and vibrant shopping districts.

From Seoul: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half-day Tour

5. From Seoul: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half-day Tour

Your tour will begin in Seoul, the vibrant capital city of South Korea. After meeting your tour guide and fellow travelers, you'll set out for an exciting day of exploration and discovery. The first stop of the day is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, located in the city of Suwon, just south of Seoul. This magnificent fortress was built during the late 18th century by King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty as a defensive fortification. As you approach the fortress walls, you'll be awestruck by their imposing size and well-preserved condition. Walk along the ancient walls and learn about the historical significance of this remarkable architectural masterpiece. Next, you'll visit Hwaseong Haenggung, a fortified palace complex. This palace served as a temporary residence for the Joseon kings and their entourage during their travels outside the capital. Admire the beautiful traditional architecture and imagine the grandeur of royal life during the Joseon Dynasty. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the palace's history and the important events that took place here. At the end of the tour you’ll return to Seoul and be dropped off in the Myeongdong area.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Friendly and helpful guide. Everything went smoothly according to plan. It’s so much more convenient especially if you are planning to do some shopping as you can leave your purchased items in the car and hop on and off at the various places you want to go without the hassle of carrying all your shopping bags around.

The fortress was illuminated and therefore very nice to look at at night. Despite the bad weather and the long drive with a lot of traffic, the tour was worth it. The guide was very friendly and well informed. Transport was in a small van and there were only 3 of us plus guide so very private.

Very Friendly and helpful guide. She explained and provided a lot of information on the history. Spent a really enjoyable moment!

a wonderful tour with a very nice and knowledgeable guide. I highly recommend taking it.

Informative and Chang did a good job and great to be the tour guide.