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Gyeonggi Province Continues Push to Attract International Tourists, to Little Avail

Gyeonggi Province Continues Push to Attract International Tourists, to Little Avail

SUWON, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a number of initiatives to attract international tourists, the number of visitors to Gyeonggi Province has remained underwhelming, new government data has revealed. Gyeonggi Province has been attempting to boost the local economy by developing new tourism programs and other promotional activities with the slogan ‘Gwangang Gyeonggi’ (Tourism Gyeonggi), [...]

Royal Procession Highlight of Cultural Festival

Royal Procession Highlight of Cultural Festival

SUWON, South Korea, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A reenactment of King Jeongjo’s (1752 – 1800) royal procession kicked off Saturday for a two-day march from Seoul’s Changdeok Palace to the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, a distance of 47.6 kilometers.  King Jeongjo, among the Joseon Dynasty kings best recognized for filial devotion, arranged the procession [...]

Diverse Events to Mark 220th Anniversary of Hwaseong Fortress

Diverse Events to Mark 220th Anniversary of Hwaseong Fortress

SUWON, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A series of cultural festivities and exhibitions will commemorate the 220th anniversary of Hwaseong Fortress in this city, officials said Monday. The Suwon City Government said a number of cultural, academic and sports events are scheduled from this month in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, some 50 kilometers south of Seoul, [...]