World Heritage Easy Trekking
If your are interested in driving from Seoul to the south for about one hour, here is our recommendation for 'World Heritage Easy Trekking and Sightseeing". Literally, it is easy trekking so you can enjoy the fresh air and sightseeing to ancient Suwon Hwaseong fortress and Korea Folk Village.
This tour is similar like 'Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Folk Village Tour' but this tour do more walking. cf. 'Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Folk Village Tour' is more sightseeing based tour.
On this escorted tour, you will see essence of Suwon and Yongin city. Let our guide help you explore essence of Suwon and Yongin cities. Our private tours will be done at your pace, guided by our licensed guides who are knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. You will enjoy walking along the wall of the the Suwon Hwaseong fortress, 24 Martial show except on Mondays or under bad weather conditions and strolling in Folk Village and watching intangible UNESCO heritage 'Nongak' (Farmer's Music) performance.
The itineraries can be tailored to you. Let us know your interests, expectations and we will offer the best customized itinerary for you.
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. Then you will visit Suwon Hwaseong and Korea Folk Village according to our plan. Please check the pickup time when you book a tour.
You will be transferred and dropped at your hotel after tour.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do province. The fortress, constructed from 1794 to 1796, was built as a display of King Jeongjo's filial piety towards his father and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power. The fortress wall stretches for a total of 5.52km and has a great variety of military facilities that are hard to find anywhere else.
You will walk along the fortress wall which is not high but looks like just 'cute hill'. It is easy and comfortable walking. We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. You can experience Korean Traditional Archery shooting if the archery is on operation and not sold out, because it is outside of the Seoul the organizing of archery is unstable. It is extra payment.
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
There is authentic Korean restaurant near by Suwon Hwaseong. You will have sightseeing to Korean Folk Village after fortress. Korean Folk Village is "Village of Korean History" so that Koreans as well as foreign tourists can understand Korean people's life.
Buildings in this village are relocated here form 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. It's a nice experience to see the different types of houses from peasant, farmer, nobleman and magistrate officer 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 Korean 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)