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Night bike tours provide a unique look at Suwon’s Hwaseong Fortress

(Image: Suwon City Government)

SUWON, June 29 (Korea Bizwire)A rare opportunity to visit the Hwaseong Fortress of Suwon – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – overnight cycling will be offered to visitors from July 6 to September 1.

The bike-taxi tours will take place three times a day on Fridays and Saturdays between 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., with seven to nine bicycle taxis available for hire at each of the three time slots.

On August 14 and 15, the latter being the day of the country’s national liberation, additional time slots will be available. Other dates with additional visits include August 10-11 and September 7-8.

Tours will depart from Hwaseong Palace and continue along a path that passes Haenggung-dong, Hwaseomun, and Hwaheungmun Cafe Street before reaching the “Food Truck Zone” of Nammun Traditional Market, the final destination.

One hour is sufficient to complete the 1 kilometer course.

(photo: Yonhap)

(photo: Yonhap)

Tour participants can disembark when they want to take photos. For a closer look, visitors can even stroll along the tour path as the weather cools in September.

Taxi-bike drivers will also act as tour guides, knowing well about Suwon and Hwaseong Fortress information and providing historical anecdotes as participants pass famous areas.

Candidates enthusiastic about tours can log on to the following websites to book tickets: www.suwon.go.kr/visitsuwon and www.swcf.or.kr.

Tickets will also be sold on site. The fare for a two-person ride is 14,000 won with a discount of 4,000 won for those who add Suwon City as a friend on Kakao Talk, the messaging app.

The city of Suwon will continue to operate its regular bicycle taxis during the day.

MH Lee ([email protected])



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