Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress represents the pinnacle of 18th century architecture during the late Joseon Dynasty. It was elaborately designed to be both effective in defense and on the attack. It represents outstanding originality and beauty, and is considered among the finest works of Korea’s ancient architecture. The construction methods used encompass the strong points of both Asian and Western elements together. It was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in December 1997.
Hwaseong Haenggung Saturday Performance / Sat 14:00
It is scheduled for every Saturday between May and November to celebrate the construction of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Visitors can watch traditional performances, palace dancing, mudong nori (Korean folk performances in which women ride on men’s shoulders and dance), and jultagi (rope-walking) and other events.
Hwaseong Haenggung 24 Martial Arts Trial Performance / Tue~Sun 11:00
24 Martials Arts (Muye 24-gi in Korean) refers to the 24 martial art techniques in the Muyedobotongji (Comprehensive Illustrated Manual of Martial Arts). The manual was compiled in 1790 under the orders of King Jeongjo. It was organized into 24 techniques by adopting the traditional martial arts of Joseon, as well as China and Japan.