HWASEONG FORTRESS,SUWON,GYEONGGI-DO

WWOOfer usually will get time off during their stay to explore any interesting places in vicinity . So, I spent my day at Suwon city which 1 hour ride by bus from Joam.

When I arrived at Suwon Terminal Bus around 11 am, I hurriedly went to tourism booth placed inside the Terminal. I was greet with surprisingly in my native language, Malay Language!!! The staff incharge learned Malay Language as his 3rd language. He was my biggest help that day. Based on his explanation,  I took a city bus and after 20 minutes if I’m not mistaken I arrived at Suwon Fortress.

Suwon Fortress was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive fortress ever built in South Korea stretches for 5.52km in  Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Well known for it’s advance technology used in constructing the fortress and become the world first planned city, in my eyes the fortress is a beautiful history monument left with too many stories to be told.

During my walk, I can’t help but wondering on what this fortress been witnessed during this whole time when peoples and time passed and changed.

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How to be here:                                                                                                                                       Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1)                                                                                                     Take Bus 2, 7, 7-2, 8, or 13 and get off at Jongno 4-geori (intersection).                                                       Walk 5 minutes to fortress.

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