"Haeng-gung" means a temporary shelter where a king rests or retires from a war, and the Hwaseong Haeng-gung is the largest of such temporary palaces in South Korea. It was built during the Joseon Dynasty. King Jeongjo stayed here at the time of Wonghaeng (his "long journey") and also used the palace as the place to celebrate his mother's 60th birthday. If you happen to visit between March and November, plan your visit for the Jangyongyeong guarding ceremony held at the front gate Sundays at 2pm. On Saturdays between March and November, you can see traditional performances. And weekdays between March and November, at 11am, the 24 Martial Arts Preservation Association usually performs martial arts from the Joseon period, as well as those adapted from China and Japan.