Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Folk Village
If your are interested in going outskirts of Seoul, here is our recommendation for 'World Heritage" site. It is tour for nature and culture. You are expected to see fortress which is well designed for the multi function of military, commerce and civil life and UNESCO intangible heritage performance which is called Nongak (or Farmer's Music) as well as variety of building and exhibition in Korea Folk Village.
This tour is similar like 'World Heritage Easy Trekking Tour' but this tour do more sightseeing then walking. cf. 'World Heritage Easy Trekking Tour' is more trekking based tour.
Our guide will pick you up in the lobby (on the 1st floor if lobby is not on the first floor) of your hotel in Seoul. Our guide who are knowledgeable, friendly and flexible will make your day.
The itinerary can be tailored only for you. Let us know your interests, expectations and we will offer the best itinerary for you from your inquiry.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
You will visit the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in the morning. The fortress is look like mild walk way. You will walk along some part of the 5.7 km long fortress all. We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes and clothing even though it is easy and comfortable walking.
You can experience Korean Traditional Archery shooting if the archery is on operation and not sold out for little extra pay, because it is outside of the Seoul the organizing of archery is unstable.
Then our guide will bring you to the another section of the fortress. You will see the dynamic 24 Martial Art performance here. The performance is more dynamic than the Change of the Royal Guards ceremony. The performance is about 25 minutes (no performance on Mondays).
Korean Folk Village
After lunch at Suwon Hwaseong fortress or at Korean Folk Village, you will continue sightseeing to Korean Folk Village. Korean Folk Village is "Village of Korean History" so that Koreans as well as foreign tourists can understand Korean people's life.
Buildings are relocated here from all over the Korea. So there are different types and functions of building according to class, job and region. For instance, a building in the south of Korean peninsular has more open space than a building in north of Korean peninsular. Naturally, luxury house for the reach and the more functional house for middle class people. It's a nice experience to see the different types of houses from peasant, farmer and nobleman and magistrate office in the past.
Folk village is not only buildings but also there are lots of culture of marketplace, farm animals, traditional performances, games as well as a museum. This place is a one-stop place to gain a better understanding of Korea's history and culture.
08:30 Pick up in the lobby (Seoul)
(1st floor if lobby is not
on the 1st floor)
08:30 - 09:30 Transfer
09:30 - 11:20 Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
11:20 - 12:20 (Lunch Time -exclusion)
12:20 - 13:00 Transfer
13:00 - 14:00 Korean Folk Village
14:00 - 14:30 Watching Nongak Performance
14:30 - 16:00 Korean Folk Village
17:30 Drop off at your hotel/place
Tour Rate (price per person)
All admission fees to tourists sites
Local English-speaking guide service
Round trip transfer service with private vehicle
Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service in Seoul
Meals and beverages
Amusement park section in Folk Village
No 24 Maritial Performance at Suwon Hwaseung fortress on Mondays.
If you want to start/finish at Incheon airport, extra $80 per one way transfer
Maximum passengers 6 people with small to medium sized luggage (No large size luggage)