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SuwonSouth Korea

Find UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasures and royal relics contrasted with a modern skyline in this city, famed as one of the last of its kind in South Korea.

Suwon is a historical landmark and the biggest city in the province of Gyeonggi. Almost entirely enclosed by 18th-century fortifications, Suwon’s city center showcases an astonishing fusion of old and new. Explore dazzling streets brimming with shops, venues and markets. Trace the city’s heritage back to the Joseon dynasty when you explore old city walls and fortified palace buildings, uncovering fascinating royal history and traditions as you go.

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hwaseong Fortress provides a remarkable introduction to Suwon. Seoul’s 18th-century ruler, King Jeongjo, constructed the fort as a military stronghold and shrine to his late father. Stroll along the city walls to discover fascinating military innovations used by the fort’s architects. Find the fort’s four gateways, which point in the cardinal compass points, as well as magnificent city views from the fort’s vantage points. Paldalmun Gate showcases the fort’s strategic design and today stands sentinel in the city’s heart. The fort’s cultural and historical significance is explained at the Suwon Hwaseong Museum. Gather insights into the city’s first ruler at King Jeongjo’s residence, Hwaseong Haenggung Palace.

The city’s heritage listing has made it a sanctuary for architecture and centuries-old traditions. Explore local customs and cultures at the Korean Folk Village and the Suwon Cultural Foundation. Learn about the wider province at the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum. Despite Suwon’s rich history, the city is not stuck in the past. Cutting-edge technologies and innovative designs invented here are showcased at the Samsung Innovation Museum. Modern art takes center stage at the Nam June Paik Art Centre.

Suwon is a regional hub a short distance south of South Korea’s capital. Reach the city from Seoul in less than 45 minutes by train. Busan is about a 3-hour train ride away. Make a daytrip from Seoul to Suwon, with plenty to discover in this fascinating city. Alternatively, stay overnight within the old city walls and experience the hum of Suwon’s downtown district.

Top Hotels in Suwon

Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Pangyo
Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Pangyo
4 out of 5
12, Pangyoyeok-ro 192beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $188 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Pangyo Techno Valley, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Seongnam Arts Center and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Jeongja Cafe Street. COEX Aquarium and COEX ...

4.4/5Excellent! (509 reviews)

"Very close and lots of restaurants near hotel and easy transportation."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Pangyo
Rolling Hills Hotel
Rolling Hills Hotel
4 out of 5
290, Sicheong-ro, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi
The price is CA $199 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 29

Situated in Hwaseong, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Hwaseong City Hall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hyundai Kia Namyang Technology Research Center and Balios ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)
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Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2020

Rolling Hills Hotel
Somerset Central Bundang
Somerset Central Bundang
3.5 out of 5
36, Hwangsaeul-ro 311beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do
The price is CA $106 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Bundang-gu, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Lotte World Tower, Olympic Park and COEX Aquarium. COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Lotte ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (598 reviews)

"I loved the place. It was recently, newly renovated and it was very clean. However, the whole building’s a/c was centralized a/c, where room was quite hot! The only down side. Other than that I give 5 star."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Somerset Central Bundang
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Suwon

Yangji Pine Resort
Yangji Pine Resort
3 out of 5
112, Nampyeong-ro, Yangji-myeon, Yongin, Gyeonggi
The price is CA $79 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

Situated in Yongin, this golf condo is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Yangji Pine Ski Valley and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Sejoong Museum. Jisan Forest Ski Resort and Hanteo ...

3.8/5Good! (44 reviews)

"애기들과 갔는데 뛰기도좋고 위험한 가구도 없고 너무너무 좋았어요. 경치며 풍경이며!! 다만 시국이 그래서 그런가 방안에 들어갔더니 리모콘까지 뽀얗게 먼지가 앉아있더라구요. 영화에서나 보았을법한... 그래도 물티슈 한통 다 써서 닦고 친절한 직원들과 편하게 2박했습니다. 자주자주 갈거에요."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Yangji Pine Resort
Caravan Bay Camping - Caravan Park
Caravan Bay Camping - Caravan Park
2 out of 5
62, Jeondae-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi

Situated in Yongin, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Samsung Transportation Museum, Everland and Caribbean Bay. Namhansanseong Provincial Park and Hoam ...

2.9/5 (8 reviews)

"잠깐들러 식사만 하고가는 인원이있어도 추가요금을 밭네요. 도시 중심에있어서 아늑함과는 걸기가있어요."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 29, 2019

Caravan Bay Camping - Caravan Park
Easy Residence Hotel
Easy Residence Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1134 Ingye-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi

Located in Ingye-dong, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gyeonggi Arts Center, Suwon City Hall and Hyowon Park. KBS Suwon Drama Center and Haenggung ...

3.2/5 (42 reviews)
small room but convenient

"room was ok, very small but had everything and pretty clean."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2016

Easy Residence Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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