Suwon Special Municipality, a special city located in the southwestern part of Gyeonggi-do, is the seat of the Gyeonggi Provincial Agency and the largest city in Gyeonggi-do. It has the largest population among the nation’s basic municipalities and is one of the pillars of the Seoul-Incheon-Suwon metropolitan triangular belt. It is also a cultural city full of cultural assets and facilities established by King Jeong-jo. Recently, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress has attracted great attention of travelers who enjoy domestic travel by equipping various cultural facilities. Let us visit to this World Heritage city.
World Heritage Hwaseong Fortress
The true beauty of architecture, Suwon Hwaseong Palace
Historic Site No. 3, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, is a must-see relic if you come to Suwon. It was built as a center of political initiatives with grand political aspirations for the eradication of partisan politics by party controversy and the realization of a strong royal politics, along with the defense of the southern capital, where the filial piety of the dynasty became the basis of the celebration. The castle was designed by Dasan Jeong Yak-yong and began its construction in 1794, the 18th year of the King Jeong-jo, and was completed two years later, in 1796. The architects invented new equipment such as a giant medium, a bow car, and a green furnace, and the fortress is considered to be the most unique building in the history of Korean castle architecture, which can examine the science, architecture, and art of the 18th century, including its use and the consecration method that concentrates East and West consecration. In 1997 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the worldwide recognition of the value of its 4 gates, each with its own different characteristics and shapes.
In heaven, on earth
Five colors satisfaction exotic tourist city
In Suwon City, a variety of exotic sightseeing is attracting attention from tourists. One of them, the royal ride, is a ride with the motif of the car that the Emperor Soonjeong rode and the royal chair that the kings of the Joseon Dynasty rode on. Form tourist course to course, various commentary is supported, and in addition to Korean, you can also listen in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
If you want to see things in the sky, a moored helium instrument is also a good option. It does not wander but operates in a certain place, which is lightweight, non-explosive, and safe. It lets you climb up to 70m to 150m, and at a glance you can see the charm of the fortress and the city. There is also a bicycle taxi ‘Hangcha’ that travels around the fortress area.
If you’re looking for an unusual place, there is the Haewoojae,a toilet cultural exhibition hall, where a variety of exhibits on the theme of toilets are displayed. There is also a space for children to experience, making it a great place for families to come with children.
In addition to this, Suwon is full of natural scenic spots such as Gwanggyo Mountain and Mount Chilbo, as well as attractions such as the Football Museum and the Map Museum. In addition, there are many things to see and do such as the Paldalmoon Market, the Yeongdong Market, and other historic traditional markets, which keep tourists busy walking to Suwon City.