Thursday, August 1, 2019

Suwon Cultural Heritage Night 2019

Take a journey through the night and learn the history of Suwon! Suwon Culture Night. Home to UNESCO World Heritage, Suwon. Suwon will host again this year Suwon Culture Night, an opportunity for everyone to take a journey through the night in Suwon and learn the city’s history. The organizers are expected to adorn the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, widely regarded as a masterpiece in fortress wall building, and Hwaseong Haenggung Temporary Palace with media art that will look particularly beautiful under the shimmering lights in the evening, and offer visitors a chance to experience the history and culture of Suwon with eight evening activities and cultural features along the twisting and turning footpaths along the fortress walls. So, please come along and join the Suwon Culture Night for a special night that features Suwon’s best cultural assets .

August 9(Fri) ~ 11(Sun), 2019
Hwaseong Haenggung(Temporar Place) and the Surrounding area

Night Tour of Suwon Cultural Heritage 2019
Stamp Tour :-)

Monday, June 10, 2019

Hwajungjibyeong - Rice cakes in a painting

The “Hwajungjibyeong” program available at the Suwon Center for Traditional Culture invites visitors to enjoy traditional Korean snacks, particularly a type of rice cake called Baekseolgi. Using Baekseolgi as a foundation, visitors can try their hand in turning local flowers, including chrysanthemums, camellias, plum blossoms, hydrangeas, and trigonitis, that appear frequently in Korean traditional Minhwa paintings (folk paintings) into Jeolpyeon rice cakes. Visitors learn not only how to make rice cakes using different techniques, but also which ingredients are useful as food colorings (gardenia seeds, cactus fruit, radish, sweet pumpkin, etc.). Please note that this program is available in Korean only. 

Duration: Available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from March to December 2019
Time: 10:00~17:00
Venue: Suwon Center for Traditional Culture
Fee: KRW 3,000 per person

Friday, April 26, 2019

‘Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung Temporary Palace’ used as a filming site for “The Crowned Clown” a Monday and Tuesday night Korean drama series on tvN

Hit tvN drama series “The Crowned Clown” recently ended with great fanfare. As a remake of the movie “Masquerade,” which premiered in 2012, “The Crowned Clown” was a highly anticipated series by fans even before it aired on TV thanks to a star-laden cast featuring Yeo Jin-gu, Lee Se-young, and Kim Sang-kyung.
“The Crowned Clown,” which aired every Monday and Tuesday night, told the story of a King who brought “Haseon (played by Yeo Jin-gu),” a body-double who resembled the King more than an identical twin, into his palace to protect himself against enemies looking to end his life.
Of particular importance for Suwon was episode no. 6 on January 22 (Tue) - specifically the scene where Shin Chi-soo (played by Kwon Hae-hyo) and his son were humiliated. The Bongsudang Hall at Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung Temporary Palace was used as a filming site for that particular scene.