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Suwon is a city located about 1 hour drive south of Seoul and is famous for its Hwaseong Fortress, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hwaseong Fortress: When the Choson emperor Chongjo 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. Hwasong Fortress is an outstanding example of early modern military architecture, incorporating the most highly developed features of that science from both east and west.

Surrounding Hwaseong Fortress are many beautiful historical structures, parks tec. You should take your time to walk around and experience the beauty of the fortress and its surroundings. More photographs are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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Lovely , colourful and beautiful flowers such as these can be seen in the city during spring, summer and autumn season.

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  • Pros:Hwaseong Fortress is an UNESCO world heritage site
  • Cons:Touristy and crowded during peak season
  • In a nutshell:Worth a visit for the fortress and it is near to Seoul
  • Last visit to Suwon: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Dec 23, 2005
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