SUWON, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A rare chance to visit Suwon’s Hwaseong Fortress – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – at night on a bicycle will be available to visitors from July 6 to September 1.
The bicycle taxi tours will take place three times a day on Fridays and Saturdays between 7p.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 nation’s National Liberation Day, extra time slots will be available. Other dates with additional tours include August 10 and 11, and September 7 and 8.
The tours will depart from Hwaseong Palace and will continue along a path that passes Haenggung-dong café street, Hwaseomun and Hwaheungmun before reaching the “food truck zone” of the Nammun Traditional Market, the final destination.
An hour is sufficient to complete the 1-kilometer tour course.
Tour participants can disembark whenever they want to take photos. To take a closer look, visitors can even take a stroll along the tour path as the weather cools down in September.
The bike taxi drivers will also act as tour guides, well versed on information regarding Suwon and the Hwaseong Fortress and providing historical anecdotes as participants pass through famous areas.
Eager applicants for the tours can log onto the following websites to book tickets: www.suwon.go.kr/visitsuwon and www.swcf.or.kr.
Tickets will be sold on site as well. The fare for a two-person ride is 14,000 won with a 4,000 won discount for those who add Suwon City as a friend on Kakao Talk, the messaging application.
The city of Suwon will continue to operate its regular bicycle taxis during the daytime.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)