Introductions to Suwon

The South Korean city of Suwon is situated in the northerly region of the Gyeonggi Plain to the South of the Korean capital Seoul about 19 miles away. The city is bordered on the Northwest by Uwang, to the East by Yongin, to the Southwest by Hwaseong and directly west shares a common border with Ansan.

There are a number of mountains in the Suwon region the highest being the Gwanggyosa on the border with Yongin standing more than 1,900ft above sea level. The streams which pass through Suwon, especially the Suwoncheon, originate in the mountains and on passing through the city eventually flow out to the Yellow River.

Suwon is now recognized as being the capital and biggest Metropolis of Gyeonggi-do located in the Sudugwan region with its population of about 1.2 million people being administered by the Suwon City Council.

Traditionally being referred to as the ‘Filial City’ Suwon has developed from a small tribal settlement into the major industrial and cultural center which we see today.

Suwon is the only city in S.Korea to be completely enclosed by walls which prove to be a major attraction for visitors to Gyeonggi Province. The city is also home to the Samsung Electronics research and development center, and is served by two motorways, an excellent National Rail Network, with transport provided for the many daily commuters from Suwon to Seoul provided by the Seoul Metropolitan Subway.

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