Top Choice Fortress in Suwon


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 pas…
Cultural Centre in Suwon

Korean Folk Village

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…
Museum in Suwon

Mr Toilet House

A contender for Korea's wackiest museum, Mr Toilet House is the former residence of Suwon's mayor, the late Sim Jae-duck. Appropriately designed like a toilet, it houses hilarious poo-related exhibits and a sculptur…
Gallery in Suwon

Nam June Paik Art Centre

This gallery features the pioneering new-media work of internationally acclaimed avant-garde artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006). It's not far from Korean Folk Village.
Palace in Suwon

Hwaseong Haenggung

Sitting at the base of Paldal-san (143m), King Jeongjo’s palace was built in the late 18th century as a residence for when he visited to worship at his father's tomb. The palace was mostly destroyed during the Japan…
Museum in Suwon

Suwon Hwaseong Museum

Head to this modern museum to find out how detailed court records from 1801 were vital to ensure authenticity in the 1970s reconstruction process of Suwon Hwaseong.
Museum in Suwon

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

This well-curated museum features cultural relics from around the province. A stop here is worth tacking on if you're visiting the Nam June Paik Art Centre.
Arts Centre in Suwon

IPark Museum of Art

This contemporary-styled museum on the plaza in front of Hwaseong Haenggung hosts a variety of art-related exhibitions across its five galleries.
Gallery in Suwon

Alternative Art Space Noon

This vibrant little gallery exhibits local artists in a converted '70s home within Haenggung-dong Mural Village.
Temple in Suwon


Consider popping in to this well-frequented, laid-back Buddhist temple lost amidst shops a short stroll south-east of Paldalmun, the iconic South Gate of Hwaseong, before starting your ascent on the fortress.