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 For 2 days (January 14~15, 2017), I visited Suwon, Gyeonggi-do with my family.
I was excited to visit Suwon after a interval of about 6 years.

  Since we departed our home after having dinner on first day of the trip, we headed to hotel. In the morning of second day, we had breakfast at the hotel and visited Hwaseong Temporary Palace.

  Actually, according to the weather forecast, it could have been really cold. Fortunately, the weather was warmer than we expected, so we could look around outside 🙂

Tourist Map of Suwon

Hwaseong Temporary Palace (Hwaseong Haenggung)

  •  Jungjo, one of the kings in Joseon Dynasty, used to stay in Hwaseong Temporary Palace (Hwaseong Hanggung), the biggest temporary palace in Korea, when he visited Suwon.
  • Google map (Around Hwaseong Haenggung)map.jpg
  • @Trickart photo zone near the parking lot of Hwaseong Temporary Palace4.jpg

Sinpungnu Gate

  • Sinpungnu, the main gate to Hwaseong Temporary Palace



  • Bongsudang / Three Ways including the King’s way
  • There was Irworobongdo (Sun and Moon and Five Peaks) in Bongsudang, the audience hall of Hwaseong Hanggung
  • Royal banquet of Crown Princess Hong (King Jeongjo’s mother) at Bongsudang (Reconstructed)
  • Deumeu (Big container to prevent fire at places like palace)13

Rooms where servants live, servants´ quarters (located on the back side of Bongsudang and Jangrakdang)

  • An ennuch is reading a book
  • An ennuch is getting ready for outing
  • Naincheoso (Chimbangnain, a court lady in charge of bedroom of the king, is sewing)
  • Table for royal banquet of Crown Princess Hong at Bongsudang (Reconstructed)


  • Jangrakdang was built when Joseon Dynasty had constructed the Hwaseong fortress to prepare for royal banquet of Crown Princess Hong and living with his mother after Jeongjo turned over the throne to Sunjo. However, Jungjo suddenly passed away in 1800.
  • I didn’t take picture of Jangrakdang, so I attached the picture of Naver Pedia!
  • Reconstructed kitchen at Boknaedang

  • Surasang, royal dinner table of the king with 12 side dishes

  • Daejanggeum, one of the most popular drama of all time, was taken in Hwaseong Temporary Palace.32


  • Yuyeotaek was usually used by local officials. When the king visited Suwon, however, it was used as reception room for king to meet his subjects.
  • Angbuilgu (most representative sundial of Korea of all time)
  • Duiju (Rice Chest) was used to keep grains. King Jeongjo’s father, Prince Sado met with his tragic death in Duiju


  • Oejeongriso was in charge of ceremony when king did ceremonial walk.
  • Musical Instruments (Woonla)
  • Percussion Instruments (Pyeonjong)


  • Percussion Instruments (Jingo/Teukgyeong/Teukjong)


  • Hwaryeongjeon was built by king Soonjo, to pronounce filial piety and posthumous influence on Jeongjo.
  • Jejeong was well to get water for ancestral rituals at Hwaryeongjeon.
  • The portrait of a king Jeongjo.
  • Iancheong House (built to temporarily keep the portrait of the king when they had to move it)
  • Punghwadang, quarters for the specialist for the king who usually arrives at Hwaryeongjeon right before the ceremony.


  • Naknamheon, building for holding ceremonies
  • I  didn’t take picture of Naknamheon, so I attached the picture of Naver Pedia!


  • Building for king Jeongjo to shoot an arrow

    Paintings for recording ceremonial walk of the royal family


  • Naeposa was built to inform disaster or danger out of the fortress to people inside the fortress.


  • @In front of the fortress (on the way to Mirohanjeong
  • Mirohanjeong
  • View of Hwaseong temporary palace and Suwon city @ Mirohanjeong

     Zelkova tree

  •  Zelkova tree that is assumed to have been living for 600 years

  • I wrote my wish (Happiness and peace of my family) on the paper provided near the Zelkova tree and hanged it underneath the tree.
  • How was tour of Hwaseong Temporary Palace with my pictures?

  • Next time I’ll be back with second episode of travel to Suwon!
  • Thank you 🙂