Cultural Centre in Suwon

Korean Folk Village

Showcasing traditional Korean culture, this 245-acre folk village comprises thatched and tiled traditional houses and buildings from around Korea. It takes at least half a day to wander the picturesque grounds where…
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…
Tourist Information in Suwon

Suwon Cultural Foundation

Head to the Suwon Cultural Foundation to find out how detailed court records aided the reconstruction process of Hwaseong-Haenggung palace. See how the area used to look at the south side of the plaza in front of th…
Palace in Suwon

Hwaseong Haenggung

Sitting at the base of Mt Paldal, King Jeongjo’s palace was built in the late 18th century as a place for him to stay on his visits. It's been meticulously reconstructed after being destroyed during the Japanese Occ…
Gallery in Suwon

Nam June Paik Art Center

Not far from the Korean Folk Village, this gallery features the work of internationally acclaimed avante-garde artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006). It shows a changing collection of his pioneering new-media work, namel…
Museum in Suwon

Suwon Hwaseong Museum

This modern, well-presented museum details the palace and fort's construction, including dioramas of the building process.
Museum in Suwon

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

If you're visiting the Korean Folk Museum and Nam June Paik Art Centre, it's worth tacking on this well-curated museum featuring cultural relics from around the province.
Museum in Suwon

Mr Toilet House

A contender as 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. As well as hilarious poo-related exhibits and a sculptu…
Gallery in Suwon

Alternative Art Space Noon

A part of Haenggung-dong Mural Village, this cool little gallery exhibits local contemporary artists.
Gallery in Suwon

Space Bom

Within Haenggung-dong Mural Village, this intimate gallery within a renovated house has regular shows of local contemporary artists and a very cool little cafe serving traditional teas.