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Hwaseong Haenggung Palace

825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16258, South Korea
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825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16258, South Korea
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Reviewed yesterday

Pros: - quiet place - not crowded (encountered less than 10 tourist during my visit) - can be combined with the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Wall tour

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palace was well worth visiting with its many buildings and displays but the highlight for me was the martial arts display that takes place at 10 am each day and lasts about 30 minutes. This is free and takes place outside the gates, while...More

1  Thank palawanismyhome
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The palace is less busy than those in Seoul but is worth a visit esp when doing the circuit round the fortress walls. This was where King Jeongjo honoured his mother by having a banquet for her 60th birthday. It was also a base for...More

2  Thank doofvfood
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The moving palace is mostly destroyed by fire during the japanese invasion and korean war and was restored. The only building in its original condition is building 12 on the map. . Nonetheless it is still a site to visit to learn more of the...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived to catch the free martial arts show at 11am. The palace is small so it doesn’t take long to explore. Without having any background information to your visit, you will have lost the pleasure of learning some horrific Korean history and the reconciliation...More

1  Thank Jenise L
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is a beautiful Palace built for the King’s 60 year old mother. There is artwork at the back depicting all (?) 6000 people and 1900 horses who came here with the King from Seoul. All but one of the buildings have been extensively restored/recreated....More

1  Thank chitownsam
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The entry was free on weekend I arrived, and a dance team showed excellent sword fight dance at entrance

1  Thank Shai K
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to go at midday when it was quiet. Even the school parties were outside at that time Quite substantial inside though less ornate than the palaces in Seoul. However nice to see this without hordes of people

1  Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The palace is well preserved and there are many exhibits that show how life in the palace was at the time. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Adventurers049
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I really enjoyed my visit and though in the blistering cold, it was worth every minute. Amazing example of Korean imperial life. It really offers a journey through time and teaches you a lot not only about Korean history, but also about Korean culture and...More

2  Thank elmatadorBS
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marzipan43
22 January 2015|
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Response from unlimiteddreamz26 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need any tickets in advance for the cultural festival. You just need to make sure that you arrive on time to grab a good viewing spot. This takes place from 7th-11th October. Tripadvisor does not allows to post... More
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marzipan43
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Thank you very much. Your answer is very helpful.
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