Korean Folk Village & Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
A popular day trip out of Seoul, sprawling Suwon (수원) is the largest city in Gyeonggi-do province, with World Heritage–listed fortifications still looping around its heart. Suwon almost became the country's capital in the 18th century, when Joseon dynasty ruler King Jeongjo built the 5.7km-long walls in 1794–96 ahead of moving the royal court south. However, the king died, power remained in Seoul, and Suwon ended up with one hell of a tourist sight. The city is located around 30km south of Seoul.Itinerary
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Hwaseong Fortress, 910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253 South Korea
The World Heritage–listed fortress wall that encloses the original town of Suwon is what brings most travellers to the city. Snaking up and down Paldal-san (143m), the fortification wall stretches a scenic 5.7km past four majestic gates, command posts, pavilions, observation towers and fire-beacon platforms. Built by King Jeongjo and completed in 1796, it was constructed of earth and faced with large stone blocks and grey bricks, nearly all of which have been restored.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Korean Folk Village, 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do 17075 South Korea
This 245-acre themed experience is designed to transport you back to the Joseon dynasty as you wander through picturesque grounds filled with thatched and tiled buildings relocated here from around Korea. Performers wearing hanbok (traditional clothing) craft pots and handmake paper, while others tend to vegetable plots and livestock. Throughout the day there are shows by traditional musicians, dancers, acrobats and tightrope walkers, and you can watch a staged wedding ceremony.
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Samsung Innovation Museum, 129, Samsung-ro, Yeongtong-gu Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16677 South Korea
Light bulbs light up darkness, phones connect people, TVs and radios broadcast culture, and washing machines and refrigerators enrich our lives in various other ways.
Electronics are essential parts of our everyday lives in modern society, and it is not exaggerating to say that electricity and electronics industry forms the backbone of our lives.
Through innovations, from the discovery of electricity to the latest smartphones, the electronics industry has added new value to our lives.
Samsung Innovation Museum exhibits the history and the future of such innovations brought by the electronics industry. That is also why it is named Innovation Museum.
Our lives have improved as great inventors and numerous electronics companies continued to introduce new technologies and products to the world through endless research and innovation.
The invention of the radio and TV led to the development of mass media, and the communication and computing technologies revolutionized the generation, distribution and consumption of information.
Like this, the electronics industry provides the foundation for the development of our civilization, and its history is a record of their challenge and desire for new value.
In three Halls - Era of Inventors, Era of Corporate Innovation, and Era of Creation - Samsung Innovation Museum shows not only the history of the electronics industry but the achievements that Samsung Electronics has made in the IT industry with its leading semi-conductor, display and mobile technologies.
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Duration: 1 hour
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infant seats available"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Near public transportation"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 7 To 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up and drop-off at most hotels in downtown [Myeongdong area].
Pick up at Incheon sea port [40 mins after the estimated arrival time of ship]. Airports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Gimpo Intl Airport, 112 Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul South Korea
- Incheon Intl Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon South Korea
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.