Suwon

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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.

Where to stay in Suwon

Hotel Landmark
Hotel Landmark
3 out of 5
1591, Bongyeong-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi
The price is ¥4,358 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Located in Yeongtong-gu, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Kyung Hee University Hyejung Museum and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Gwanggyo Lake Park. Samsung Digital ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (272 reviews)
"A very good cost-effective stay where the price is easily worth the comfort provided. Definitely recommend this for a short day stay or a weekend stay. A lot to do in the surrounding area as well."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Hotel Landmark
Courtyard by Marriott Suwon
Courtyard by Marriott Suwon
4 out of 5
320, Gwanggyohosugongwon-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi
The price is ¥16,324 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Located in Yeongtong-gu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Suwon Convention Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Samsung Digital Complex and Gwanggyo Lake Park. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (166 reviews)
"Very comfortable, clean and relaxing stay. But a bit pricey"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Suwon
Ramada Plaza Suwon
Ramada Plaza Suwon
4.5 out of 5
150, Jungbu-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi
The price is ¥11,523 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Located in Ingye-dong, this luxury hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Hwaseong Fortress and within 3 mi (5 km) of Samsung Digital Complex and Gwanggyo Lake Park. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (557 reviews)
"Great location! Staff was very friendly and accommodating to my family."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Ramada Plaza Suwon
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.
Easy Residence Hotel
Easy Residence Hotel
2.5 out of 5
16-4 Gwonseon-ro 741beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi
The price is ¥3,968 per night from Dec 31 to Dec 31
Located in Ingye-dong, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Gyeonggi Arts Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hwaseong Fortress and Ajou University. Gwanggyo ...
3.1/5 (43 reviews)
small room but convenient
"room was ok, very small but had everything and pretty clean."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2016

Easy Residence Hotel
Ivy Stay Suwon
Ivy Stay Suwon
2.5 out of 5
9, Ganmaesan-ro 76beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi
Located in Paldal-gu, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Paldalmun Gate and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hwaseong Palace and Suwon Baseball Stadium. Suwon World ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (29 reviews)
Thank you, I would stay with them again.
"Thank you. Would stay there again, it is a good location in terms of the station nearby, and plenty of places nearby where you can eat or find entertainment. Reception lady was most helpful, as my Korean is virtually zero but it all worked out fine."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Ivy Stay Suwon
The Suite Place Serviced Residences
The Suite Place Serviced Residences
3 out of 5
52, Hyanggyo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi
Located in Paldal-gu, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Suwonhyanggyo Confucian School and Hwaseong Fortress. Ajou University is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away. ...
4/5 Very Good! (53 reviews)
convenient and clean hotel
"excellent"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2017

The Suite Place Serviced Residences
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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