Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The 52nd Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival

The largest festival in Korea for traditional cultural tourism gets under way in Suwon every autumn! The ‘Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival’ is back!

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival celebrates the 52nd annual event this year since hosting its inaugural event in 1964. This year’s Festival is scheduled for 4 days between October 8 and 11, 2015.

Over the years, Suwon Hwaseong Festival has become established as a quintessential regional cultural festival that promotes the traditional culture and tourism of Suwon.

The Festival will feature reenactments of traditional events such as the royal procession of King Jeongjo the Great to his father’s tomb, the highlight of the Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival, and Crown Princess Hong’s ‘Jinchanyeon’ (60th birthday celebration) as well as a night time martial arts performance using Suwon Hwaseong Fortress as a backdrop and the Banghwasuryujeong Moonlight Music Concert.

In particular, this year’s Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival has plenty of programs where guests can participate. The Festival will also have a food culture festival where guests can taste traditional cuisine from countries such as Korea, China, and Japan.

This October, get ready for a 4-day trip to World Heritage Site Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and meet King Jeongjo the Great in the Joseon Dynasty!

[The 52nd Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival]

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung(Hwaseong Temporary Palace) Night Opening

From July to September, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Temporary Palace are opened at night.
Although, even during daytime, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is a magnificent world cultural heritage, the appearance blended with soft lighting creates an even greater spectacle.

When lightings are lighted at 8:00 p.m. every day, the splendid night view may be appreciated.
After 6:00 p.m., you may enter Suwon Hwaseong Fortress free of charge, but admission into Hwaseong Temporary Palace is charged.

Under the soft moon light, take a walk in the garden of the old palace and enjoy the atmosphere of Hwaseong Temporary Palace where King Jeongjo the Great visited in olden times.
Please enjoy the full summer night scene at Suwon Hwaseong and Hwaseong Temporary Palace!

[Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung(Hwaseong Temporary Palace) Night Opening]

  • Period: July 1 ~ September 20 (except Monday)
  • Visiting Hours: Until 9:00 p.m.
    (You may be admitted to Hwaseong Temporary Palace until 8:20 p.m., but there is no limit in visiting hours to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress)