Low cost holidays in Suwon Korea: cheap hotels, great travel sites, healthy food

Suwon (Hangul: 수원, Hanja: 水原, Korean pronunciation: [su.wʌn]) 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 based 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.

Suwon is home to football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings, which have won the K-league on four occasions and AFC Champions League twice. The KT Wiz of the Korea Baseball Organization also plays in Suwon.

Food:
Suwon is famous for Suwon Galbi. Galbi festival has been held annually, attracting many tourists.

Entertainment:
Suwon has three major multiplex theaters: Megabox and CGV theaters in the Suwon Station complex in the city center, as well as Kinex 5 in the district of Yeongtong-gu. There are also other theaters that show fewer foreign films: Cinema Town, Taehan Theater, Piccadilly Theater, Jungang Theater, Royal Theater, Dano Theater and Dano Art Hall.

Education:
University: There are 11 universities in Suwon and 2 colleges, and these include Sungkyunkwan University's Natural Sciences Campus, Kyonggi University, Ajou University, Kyunghee University, Dongnam Health College, Gukje Digital University, Hapdong Theological Seminary, and Suwon Women's College

Primary and Secondary Schools: There are 33 high schools, 37 middle schools, 81 primary schools and 107 kindergartens in Suwon.

International schools:

Gyeonggi Suwon International School
Suwon Zhongzheng Chinese Elementary School

Industry:
The main industrial employer in Suwon is Samsung. Suwon is the home of SK, Samsung Electronics, Samsung LED, Samsung SDI and others.

Notable Tourists' Attractions:
Hwaseong Fortress is Suwon's most notable attraction. Haenggung Palace, within Hwaseong, is another noteworthy historical attraction.

Sports:
Suwon is home to the Suwon World Cup Stadium, a venue during the 2002 FIFA World Cup and home to K League Classic team Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Suwon FC, who competes in K League Challenge, plays at the Suwon Sports Complex.

Transportation:
Suwon is a regional transportation hub and Suwon Station is an important stop on the Gyeongbu railway line between Seoul and Busan. There is a bus service to the KTX high-speed train station at Gwangmyeong. Suwon is connected to Seoul and other nearby cities by city and express buses with departure points across the city. There are also two bus terminals in Suwon with inter-city and express bus connections to most cities in Korea. These are Suwon Bus Terminal, which is located near 'Hotel Ramada' and West Suwon Bus Terminal, which is located near Sungkyunkwan University. KTX trains also make limited number of stops on services from Seoul to Busan.

Low cost holidays in Suwon Korea: cheap hotels, great travel sites, healthy food
Low cost holidays in Suwon Korea: cheap hotels, great travel sites, healthy food
Low cost holidays in Suwon Korea: cheap hotels, great travel sites, healthy food


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