Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Suwoncheon Public Art Project

The Suwoncheon Public Art Project, which began in 2012, has finally unveiled itself.
Following the ‘Riverside Symphony’ (Maehyang-gyo) in 2012, ‘Wall of Business Ethics’ (Jidong-gyo) and ‘Workplace’ (Gucheon-gyo) in 2013, a total of 4 art pieces including 2 digital media artworks and 2 kinetic artworks have been created and installed at Samhee-gyo (Yeonmu-dong) and Banghwa 2-gyo (Yeonghwa-dong), located at the Gwanggyo Reservoir, the upper region of the Suwoncheon.

▲ color of breathing

The installed art pieces at the two bridges are the ‘sound of water colors’ and the ‘color of breathing’, both digital media art works, and ‘Mirror Wall’ and ‘Wave’, automata created in the form of kinetic art.

▲ sound of water colors

The ‘color of breathing’ represents the Suwonchoen that flows from the Gwanggyo Reservoir to the city center using light fixtures. The ‘sound of water colors’ displays Suwoncheon in the form of light and sound, and detects movement when passengers walk past the bridge to display various light and sound effects.

▲ Wave

‘Mirror Wall’ and ‘Wave’ are artworks that visualize water streams and water particles of Suwoncheon in the form of formative arts. People can enjoy the artwork by operating the levers.

▲ Mirror Wall

The above artworks become complete when people participate in them, and are a culmination of Suwoncheon’s natural environment and artistic creativity which stimulates all five senses including auditory and visual senses.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The snowscape of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

The magnificent snowscapes of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and the Temporary Palace covered in pure white snow.
Despite the cold, the beautiful scenery, which can only be seen during winter, will be enough to make you wonder in awe.
Feel the crisp snow beneath your feet this winter and admire the snowscapes of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and the Temporary Palace.

Hwaseong Haenggung(Temporary Palace) Tour Information

Viewing Hours
  • Summer Season(March ~ October) : 09:00 ~ 18:00
  • Winter Season(November ~ February) : 09:00 ~ 17:00
  • Special Season(July ~ September) : 09:00 ~ 21:00 (except Monday)
Price list
ClassificationChildrenYouth and Military SoldiersAdults
Individual700 won1,000 won1,500 won
Group(Minimum of 20 people)500 won800 won1,200 won

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Ice Sledding Range Open!

A Korean traditional activity only available in winter! The Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Ice Sledding Range will open soon.
Ice sledding will provide visitors to Suwon Hwaseong fun activities to take part in during the winter season where concerts or events are not scheduled to take place.

The range will be open from January 1st, 2015 to February 8th, 2015 between 10am to 5pm (the range will operate for 40 minutes and have 20 minute breaks). When using the range, please be sure to wear a woolen hat and gloves.

○ Period of operation : January 1st (Thu) ~ February 8rd (Sun)
○ Hours of operation : 10:00 ~ 17:00 (operate for 40 minutes, break for 20 minutes)
○ Venue : Adjacent to the square at Hwaseong Temporary Palace
○ Admission : free (Sled rental fee KRW1,000)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

24 Martial Arts Trial Performance(muye 24 gi) temporarily suspended

The 24 Martial Arts Trial Performance(muye 24 gi), which will take place between Tuesday to Sunday at the Hwaseong Haenggung(Hwaseong Temporary Palace) Shinpungnu(Main Gate), will be suspended temporarily as of December 31st.
24 Martial Arts Trial Performance(muye 24 gi) will reorganize itself as part of the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra & Civic Chorale and resume performances in April 2015 (tentative plan).