Suwon Hwaseong and Folk Village from Seoul

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2 reviews   (3.50)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Step back in time to an era when the Joseon kings ruled Korea on this full-day tour of Seoul. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Suwan Hwaseong Fortress as a guide sheds light on Korea’s Joseon Dynasty history. Admire traditional Korean architecture at the ancient Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. After having a Korean style lunch, you will visit the Korean Folk Village — where artisan blacksmiths, potters, and weavers ply their trade — and gain insight into 500 years of Joseon rule. After the tour, you will be back to Seoul and dismiss at Myeongdong.

No Shopping center guaranteed.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup in downtown Seoul only


Professional guide

What's Not Included


Hotel Drop-off (Drop-off at Myeong-dong area)

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Hwaseong Fortress
Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The fortress was built as a display of King Jeongjo’s filial piety towards his father.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
A Hwaseong Haenggung was a temporary palace where the king and royal family retreated to during a war. Hwaseong Haenggung Palace is the largest one of these, use by the Joseon kings since the time of King Jeongjo.

This palace is not only being used as a shelter during war but also King Jeongjo stayed here during trips to worship at his father's tomb.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Korean Folk Village
Korean Folk Village is a living museum that lifestyle of several centuries ago. There are 270 traditional houses and a small amphitheater for folk music and dance performances.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


We have a private tour, it was...
Gladys_T, 12-05-2016

We have a private tour, it was great. Our tour guide was friendly, told us a lot about Korea. And we had a traditional Korean BBQ lunch, which has 15-16 side dishes.

The good:
The folk village was...
Weiqi_W, 19-10-2016

The good:

The folk village was very interesting and we had ample of time to stay to watch all the performances. The tour guide was very warm and friendly and gave us insights to the lives of the Koreans, and was always delighted to help us snap pictures. And the best part about this tour is that the tourguide brought us to a fantastic place for lunch, though it was at our own expense. I would definitely recommend a visit to the folk village. Theres another part of the village, like a mini amusement park, which we didnt explore because it wasnt included in this tour, but I thought it would be good to add that in for those with young children. If I had seen the park earlier, I would gladly skip some of the performances and visit this park instead.

The bad:

I was disappointed because the trolley broke down and we couldn't complete the tour round the fort via the original route though I must highlight that it is no fault of the guide/viator. This could be the reason why I thought the first part of the tour was a rather waste of time. Youre better off visiting the fort yourself and reading from the brochure as I feel you dont really need a guide for this. And I thought the guide could up the fun factor for us a bit more by adding more interesting snippets of ancient korea and is people.

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