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Gyeonggi Province

OVERVIEW

Gyeonggi Province Promotes Its Charms around the World

Located in the western central region of the Korean Peninsula, Gyeonggi Province is a metropolitan area with a population of 10 million people. Its overall territory covers such a wide area, encircling Seoul and Incheon in the shape of a donut, that the longest distances from east to west and from north to south are approximately 130㎞ and 155㎞, respectively. Since Gyeonggi Province occupies a relatively larger area than other provinces in South Korea, it boasts diverse characteristics according to each region. For example, Gyeonggi Province has a number of cultural heritages, including Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Korean Folk Village, and Ceramic Villages in Yeoju and Icheon, as well as national parks and natural recreation forests. The province also has many major business districts featuring well-appointed shopping malls. In addition, one of the largest industrial complexes in Korea has been established in Gyeonggi Province, attracting the offices and plants of Korea’s leading conglomerates including Samsung and SK Hynix, and their logistics complex and many other industrial infrastructures. Most areas in Gyeonggi Province are within an hour’s drive from Seoul, providing optimal one-day travel course.

  • Korea traditional ceramics
  • Korea Folk Village
  • Kintex, Convetion Exhibition

SNAPSHOT

  • - Longitude 37.5° N
  • - Latitude 127.2° E
  • - Timezone GMT +9
  • - Venue capacity
    Up to 7,000 Participants
  • - Accommodation capacity
    9,360 rooms
  • - International Airport
    Incheon Int'l Airport
    Gimpo Int'l Airport (China, Japan)

KEY FACTS

  • Population

    12.3 million

  • Area

    10,183.89 km²

  • Getting there

    from Seoul : 30 minutes to 1hour by subway or bus

  • Local Food

    Suwon Galbi (barbequed Ribs) Icheon Rice Meal (Korean Traditional meal served with high quality rice from Icheon area)

  • Remarks

    Kintex, 5th largest convention center in Asia and the largest in Korea Home to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress registered as an UNESCO World Heritage Full of tourism resources with Mountains, bhuddist temples, nature sites and cultural/historical remains, galleries, golf courses and hot springs

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

This table shows annual temperature of GYEONGGI PROVINCE as Centigrade and Fahrenheit
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Centigrade (℃) -2.9 -0.3 5.0 11.6 17.2 21.7 24.8 25.6 20.8 14.0 6.6 0.0
Fahrenheit (℉) 26.78 31.46 41 52.88 62.96 71.06 76.64 76.64 69.44 57.2 43.88 32

※ For weather information : http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

  • Feel of Tradition

    The Gyeonggi Province, home to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, and Namhansanseong Fortress was once a military stronghold and one of the best places to visit to learn about Korean history. One should also check out Yeongneung / Nyeongneung, Yeoju Ceramic Art Complex and or Icheon Ceramics Village when in town.

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    Feel of Tradition

  • DMZ

    Paju and Yeoncheon in north Gyeonggi-province are close to the truce line that separates North and South Korea. The Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, has been relatively untouched, remaining as ecological treasure house for research and preservation.

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    DMZ

  • One with Nature

    Away from the skyscrapers and busy roads, immerse in the riches of mountains and recreational forests. In Gyeonggi, there are several mountains including Bukhansan, Dobongsan, Yumyeongsan, and Yongmunsan, as well as lakeside views at Cheongpyeonghoban Lake and Dumulmeori along Bukhangang and Namhangang rivers.

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    One with Nature

  • Art Village Tour

    There are several culture and art communities, each offering its own unique flavor to the province’s cultural landscape. The villages are often bustling with young visitors who have come for artistic inspiration or just to snap photos of the beautiful scenery.

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    Art Village Tour

  • In her / his shoes

    You may want to visit the popular filming locations including the theme park in Yangju and Goguryeo Blacksmith Village where Daejanggeum:(‘Jewel in the Palace’) and ‘Taewangsasingi’ were filmed. Many hit series and movies were filmed throughout the area, capitalizing on the area’s interesting architecture and innovative interior designs.

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    In her / his shoes

  • Gyeonggi Province Healing

    For a break away from the city, take a visit out to the Gyeonggi for nutritious foods with traditional recipes which are key Koreans’ incredible health and longevity. You can also enjoy a day at a theme park, or visit one of the famous hot spring resorts, where you can relax and be at peace.

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    Gyeonggi Province Healing

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