Theme Week South Korea – Suwon

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Fortifications of Suwon © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0

Fortifications of Suwon © flickr.com – Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0

Suwon is the capital and largest metropolis of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea‘s most populous province which surrounds Seoul, the national capital. Suwon lies about 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Seoul. It is traditionally known as “The City of Filial Piety”. With a population close to 1.2 million, it is larger than Ulsan, although it is not governed as a metropolitan city.

Suwon has existed in various forms throughout Korea’s history, growing from a small settlement to become a major industrial and cultural center. It is the only remaining completely walled city in South Korea. The city walls are one of the more popular tourist destinations in Gyeonggi Province. Samsung Electronics R&D center and headquarters are in Suwon. The city is served by two motorways, the national railway network, and the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Suwon is a major educational center, home to 11 universities.

Hwaseong Haenggung Palace © Adil/cc-by-sa-4.0 Paldalmun Gate © Clément Chevallier/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hwaseong Haenggung Palace © Adil/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hwaseong Fortress © Adil/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hwaseong Fortress and skyline of Suwon © Jpbarrass Gwanggyosan, as seen from Hwaseong © Jpbarrass Fortifications of Suwon © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0 Korean Folk Village © panoramio.com - Dag Endresen/cc-by-3.0 Suwon Jeil Church © Zubro/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Fortifications of Suwon © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0
Suwon is famous for Suwon galbi, a variation on the style beef short rib enjoyed throughout Korea. The city also has the same variety of Korean dishes served throughout the peninsula and has a wide variety of restaurants serving food from outside Korea. Since 1995, Galbi festival has been held annually, attracting many tourists.

Hwaseong Fortress is Suwon’s most notable attraction. Built in 1796, the entire city used to be encircled by the walls, but now Suwon has expanded beyond this boundary. Hwaseong is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Haenggung Palace, within Hwaseong, is another noteworthy historical attraction. On completion of the Bundang Line extension, Suwon will also be only a few stops from Singal, the location of the Korean Folk Village, and the Everland theme park is nearby in Yongin. The path around the walls of Hwaseong Fortress is popular with locals and tourists for sightseeing and walking. Manseok Park in northern Suwon has a 1200m track around a lake. Other facilities at Manseok Park include tennis (indoor & outdoor), soccer (dirt and artificial turf) and the Suwon X-Games skatepark. Various other parks are dotted around Suwon and several ski resorts and hiking trails are within easy reach of the city.

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