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Suwon Travel Guide, South Korea

Suwon Travel Guide: General Information

Suwon is the capital and the biggest city of the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. It was called the city of ‘Filial Piety’ which means straightforward. Suwon is the sole city of South Korea that remains walled, which is why it is best known for and most visited for, making it a very popular destination for tourists from all over the globe. A lot of beautiful hills, streams and nearby peaks surround Suwon and its climate is quite pleasant, making Suwon travel a wonderful experience.

Suwon Travel Guide: Architectural Heritage

Suwon travel is great for people who fancy history, as the walls of Suwon itself hold a lot of history within them. Suwon’s walls, also known as the Hwaseong Fortress, were constructed by King Jeongjo in 1796. The walls are still completely intact today, with minor damages done by the Korean War. Although the Hwaseong Fortress used to span all around the city, modern and urban growth has made the city spread out far beyond the walls. Today, these walls are known to be a UNESCO World Heritage site and are Suwons’ biggest promotion with what it has to offer its tourists and visitors. However, Suwon travel also has various other sights to offer, such as the Haenggung Palace.

Suwon Travel Guide: Infrastructure and Economy

Suwon not only had a great history, but it also holds an important place in the economic scenario of present times. Suwon holds a huge factory for Samsung Electronics, one of the biggest brand names in the world and the biggest employer to date in Suwon. Samsung has been in Seoul since 1938; but after the Korean War, its founder had to relocate to Suwon in 1951 where its headquarters is now located.

Suwon has two motorways, the Seoul Metropolitan Subway and the national railway network, which helps in the public transportation of locals, goods, and tourists all over the city. Suwon even has around fourteen campuses for universities, as well as a wide array of private educational institutions on various subjects.

Suwon Travel Guide: People and Culture

The population of Suwon is almost equally divided into males and females, from the latest consensus in 2008 and more and more foreigners seem to be finding their way into the everyday life in Suwon. As in other cities in Korea, like Daegu, most of the people in Suwon are Buddhists, though there are some Christians and atheists.

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