Gyeonggi is a province with 31 cities and counties in South Korea.
Located in the central western part of the Korean Peninsula, it surrounds the cities of Seoul and Incheon.
This northernmost county of Gyeonggi Province touches the Military Demarcation Line while the Hantan River runs through the mountainous area on the east and merges with Imjin River. The Gyeongwon Railway Line and the national highway cut through the middle of the county and many specialty crops centering around rice such as dry-field farming and fruits are produced here. The county was a battlefield during the Korean War and it is also a place of cultural relics such as the Maeso Fortress, Jeongok-ri prehistoric site, the royal tomb of Silla’s King Gyeongsun. It aims to be a point city for inter-Korean exchange.
The beautiful region of Pocheon where the Gwangju Mountains stretch from the northeast to the southwest has easy access to the capital thanks to the expansion of the #43 national highway. Cash crops, poultry farming, and livestock farming are active here and the region is known for its specialties like ginseng, pine nuts, Pocheon makgeolli, and I-dong galbi. As for cultural relics and tourist destinations, they include the Banwol Fortress Site, Gwangneung National Arboretum, Sanjeong Lake, and Baegun Valley.
Dongducheon City is located at the foot of Mt. Soyo, often referred to as Gyeonggi’s own version of Sogeum River that’s famous for the beautiful scenery, and functions as South Korea’s northernmost strategic point of security and the first northern gateway to the capital. The city took a new leap in the 21st century, daily becoming more like a central city to the north of the Han River.
The west of the city is scattered with mountainous hills such as Mt. Munsu, the Gahyeon Peak, Mt. Jangneung, Mt. Seungma, Mt. Suan whereas the Gimpo plains stretch to the east of the city, forming Korea’s breadbasket. There are vast tidal flats along the shore due to the steep difference between the rise and fall of the tides and there are also lots of tourist destinations with the distribution of Yudo/Yuldo/Yukdo Islands along the coast. In particular, cultural relics are everywhere in Gimpo as to attest justify what it’s often referred to—an open-air museum—and they include Aegi Peaks, Munsusan Fortress, Mt. Yonghwa, Jangneung royal tomb, and Seogot.
Mt. Gamak, Mt. Nogo, Mt. Papyeong are in this city that’s wrapped around by the Imjin River to the northwest. Munsan-eup is the end of the Gyeongui Railway Line while the Tongil highway cuts through the middle of the city and touches the Military Demarcation Line where the Peninsula divides. Security-related tourism is set up such as the Dorasan Station and the unification observatory with cultural and historic sites of Yongmi-ri rock-carved standing buddhas, dolmen, and royal tombs from the Joseon Dynasty including Jangneung, as well as places where the spirits of the great scholar Yulgok Yi I and Minister Hwang Hui from the Joseon Dynasty.
The city has Mt. Bukhan and Mt. Nogo and a sedimentary plain is formed at the shore of the Han River. The Gyeongui Line runs through the west while the Jayu highway and the Tongil highway connects the north and south of the city. The city is also known for the Goyang International Flower Exhibition and there are also Korea International Exhibition Center and the Tourism and Culture Complex. Furthermore, cultural relics and tourist destinations such as Haengjusan Fortress, Lake Park, Bukansan Fortress, Seooreung royal tomb, and the three Seosamreung royal tombs.
This city is known for clean, preserved nature thanks to its steep mountainous landscape including Mt. Gamak and Mt. Cheonbo. This scenic landscape stretches past the city’s central area toward the Imjin River while the Gyeongwon Railway Line and the national highway connecting Seoul and Cheorwon runs through Hoecheon-eup and Yangju-eup. Suburban agriculture and small-and-midsized manufacturers are scattered across the city while Songchu Valley and Jangheung Valley are famous as recreational areas that are near Seoul. Yangju City is also known for the intangible cultural heritages such as Yangju Byeolsandaenori and Sonori, and some of the city’s cultural relics include Hwaam Temple Site and Daemosanseong Fortress.
Located at the bottom of the Chugaryeong Fault Valley, the city’s east and west are surrounded by mountainous regions. To the east is a mountain range of Mt. Buyong and Mt. Yongan along with Mt. Surak that is the end-point of the Gwangju Mountains. To the east are Mt. Dobong, which is the monadnock of Gwangju Mountains and Mt. Sapae. These mountains consist of granite where columnar joints are developed with lots of outcrops that form a picturesque scenery. The Jungnang Stream joins the branches of Buyong Stream, Baekseok Stream, and Hoeryong Stream, flowing down to the south while towns are formed on both sides of the river.
The Gyeongchun Highway and the Gyeongchun Railway both pass through Gapyeong County that’s located in the mountainous region in northeast Gyeonggi Province. There are recreation areas along the Jojong Stream that meets with Bukhan River at Cheongpyeong. The county has historic sites include the Hyeondeung Temple from the Silla Dynasty and nature’s scenic views such as Mt. Unak, Mu Falls, and Yongchu Falls. There is also Cheongpyeong Dam where tourists flock to all year round. The county’s specialties include pine nuts and chestnuts.
This city that was established in 1955 for a balanced development of the urban and the rural is located in the northeast of Gyeonggi Province and 70% of it is covered with mountains. The city holds Dasan Culture Festival every year to carry on the spirit of Dasan Jeong Yakyong—the master of practical study—and thanks to mountains of over 800m in height, such as Mt. Cheonma and Mt. Chungnyeong, the city gets the limelight as a place for tour and getaway.
To the southwest are Mt. Acha and Yongma Peaks and to the south runs the Han River while to the east runs the Wangsuk Stream, forming vast plains. The city also has great transportation means with the Gyeongchun road and national highways connecting Guri and Pangyo. As for scenic and historic sites, it has the Donggureung where nine royal tombs from the Joseon Dynasty are gathered. Not only that, a large-scale ruins from the Goguryeo Dynasty was discovered in Mt. Acha and it is currently being restored.
The Han River, which begins at Yangsu-ri with the merge of Namhan River and Bukhan River, glows from the east to the west of Hanam City and to the south is located the Namhansan Fortress. The west of the city touches Seoul while the north touches the Han River, and other areas are mountainous from the vein of the Gwangju Mountains. Mt. Cheongryang rises in the south whereas Mt. Gaek and Mt. Geumam rise in the middle, while Mt. Geomdan and Duri Peaks rise in the east. Currently, with Wirye New Town moving in in 2015, various business facilities such as international tourism, recreational, leisure, and hotel accommodations have been formed.
Located in the Midwest of Gyeonggi Province, the city is a vast plain that stretches in the basin of Gulpo Stream that flows to the bottom of the Han River. The rapid growth of Bucheon is due to its geographical advantage of being located between the capital city of Seoul and the port city of Incheon and its convenient means of transportation that connects the two cities. Recently, the city is growing further into an international city of tourism by hosting events like Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and Bucheon International Comics Festival.
This city that touches the West Sea is a an urban-rural integrated city with fertile plains stretching in the south and west. Suburban agriculture is active here as well as manufacturing with Samsung’s semiconductors, Hyundai Motors, and Hyangnam Pharmaceutical Industries Complex. The seawall has been built in the Namyang Bay to create Namyang Lake and fish farming and salt farms are active in Jebu and Gukhwa Islands. The city is also home to the royal tombs of Prince Sado and King Jeongjo, Yulleung and Geolleung, and Yongju Temple that was rebuilt to wish Prince Sado to rest in peace holds various treasures from the King Jeongjo era. Tourists also frequent to this city thanks to the development of Wolmun Hot Springs, Yulam Hot Springs, and Balan Salt Springs and historic sites such as remains from the March 1st Liberation Movement and Jeam-ri.
Once the biggest county in Gyeonggi Province, the city achieved an integrated breakaway as Siheung City when both Gunpo-eup and Uiwang-eup rose in status as cities in 1989. It is a major transportation point as the national highway, Yeongdong Expressway, 2nd Gyeongin Expressway that connect to Suwon, Incheon, and Seoul pass through the city, and the tour course that starts from the Sihwa seawall and connects to Oi Island and Wolgot Port is getting the limelight. Oi Island, which is full of reserves and fishing holes had prehistoric relics found such as seashell mounds.
With Mt. Suri in the southwest and Mt. Gwanak and Mt. Samseong in the north, an oval-shaped basin is formed in the middle in this developed city located in the middle section of Anyang Cheon, a brand of the Han River. The city has seen early industrial development and has played an important role as an important hub of transportation. Moreover, centering around Mt. Suri, the city is scattered with natural and cultural tourism attractions such as Anyang Art Park, Anyang Temple, Yeombul Hermitage, Mt. Suri, Sammak Temple, Anyang Jungcho Temple Site, Dangganjiju Pillars, and Three-story Stone Pagoda.
This city is a basin with 50% of the land that is surrounded by mountains. To the east are Mt. Morak and Mt. Gwanak, to the west is Mt. Suri, and to the south is Mt. Obong. Also, it is a major transportation point that passes through Anyang, Suwon, Gwacheon, and Ansan, so it has more roads than many other regions. It is also filled with cultural assets like the tomb of Yi Gijo, the tomb of Prince Anyanggun in Sanbon-dong, the tomb site of Kim Mangi and the memorial stone in Daeyami-dong, as well as the tomb of Jeong Ranjong and the memorial stone as well as the tomb site.
This city that borders on the West Sea aims to become an advanced green city as a industrial city that’s been planned and developed since the declaration of constructing the Banwol New Industrial City in 1976. Transportation is convenient with railways and expressways that connects the west cost to Singal. It has the highest greenspace ratio out of all cities in Korea with lots of green parks established within the region. Moreover, it’s known to have lots of prehistoric relics and tomb sites from the Joseon Dynasty, as well as the Daebu Island and the Reed Marsh Park in Sihwa Lake.
Located in the midwest of Gyeonggi Province, this city is geographically long as it stretches north and south. To the north it borders with Gwacheon City, to the south it borders with Suwan City, to the east it borders with Suji-gu of Yongin City and Seongnam City, and to the west it borders with Anyang and Gunpo cities. It is also a major transportation point where Gyeongsu Daero and Gyeongbu Line Railway pass through. Moreover, Uiwang boasts nature’s beautiful scenery such as Mt. Morak, Baegunsan Valley, Baegun Lake, Mt. Obong’s “Byeongpungbawi Rock”, and Wangsong Lake, as well as beautiful urban scenery such as the Dokkaebi Road at Cheonggye-dong’s Hau Hill Entrance, Naeson-dong Culture Art Street, and Woram-dong Korail Railroad Museum.
Located in the midwest of Gyeonggi Province, it touches Seoul to the north and shares borders with Anyang City, Seongnam City, and Uiwang City. The northwest region and the southeast region have mountains of over 500m in height wrapping around the city and the north has hills of 100-300m in height and valley bottom plain of 100m stretch to the south. This city of cultural tourism has both Mt. Gwanak and Mt. Cheonggye with various recreational facilities such as Seoul Grand Park and LetsRun Park Seoul.
Located in the middle part of Gyeonggi Province at the end of the Gwangju Mountains while hilly mountains of 200-500m in height pass on the east and west to the from north to south. The Tan Stream flows from north to south through the middle region where a low plains stretch out. The Academy of Korean Studies located in Unjung-dong of Bundang-gu holds seven national treasures including volumes 21 and 24 of Daebanggwangbulhwaeomgyeongso, rich cultural assets and cultural relics.
The city is within the area of the Gwangju Mountains, which is one of the mountain ranges that spread out from the Taebaek Mountains from the East, and has the topography of a valley that’s surrounded by mountains. Due to the mountainous landscape, dry-field farming is the norm and as it’s close to Seoul, it is a suburban agricultural area where crops like tomato, cucumber, lettuce, chicory, and mushrooms are often produced. It is home to the defense point, Namhansan Fortress, and royal ceramics, and it is fast on the rise as a historic and cultural tourist destination where Seoulites could take day trips to.
Centering around Mt. Yongmun, the county is formed by rugged mountainous land that provides a picturesque scenery. Dumulmeori, which is formed when Namhan River and Bukhan River merge at Yangsu-ri also boasts a beautifuls cenery. Main tourist destinations include the Yongmun Temple, which is said to have been established by Great Venerable Wonhyo during the Silla Dynasty, and a 1,100-year-old gingko tree is also famous.
The winding coastal line that run along the three bays of Gunja, Namyang, and Bunyang is geographically suitable for reclamation, salt ponds, and fish farming. In Bunyang Bay, the Namyang Bay Seawall has been built to create an enormous freshwater lake, Namyang Lake. The coastal waters, including this bay, is home to two occupied islands and 39 unoccupied islands. It also has various tourist attractions such as the Hwaseong Fossilized Dinosaur Egg Site, one of the world’s greatest fossilized dinosaur egg sites, along with famous ports such as Jebu Island, Gungpyeong Port, and Jeongok Port.
The national highway and the Gyeongbu Line that connects Seoul and Mokpo penetrates through the Mideast of the city, acting as the backbone of transportation. Ramules and plains harmonize and stretch from north to south with urban, rural, and industrial areas exist in balance in this urban-rural integrated city. Osan City is achieving success as a city of innovative education by spearheading the change in Korean public education.
This major transportation point is home to scenic views and time-honored culture that brought about an old saying that loosely translates to “Yongin is the final resting place.” It is a great tourist city that is visited by tens of millions of tourists every year thanks to its many historic sites and various recreational areas. Uncommon to locally governed bodies, it is also home to 10 universities, 72 study and research facilities, and Korea’s leading IT companies.
The lower hills of Gwangju Mountains stretch all over the city while the branches of Namhan River, Bokha Stream and Cheongmi Stream flow and develop plains. It is a major transportation point as the Jungbu Highway and Yeongdong Expressway pass through in all directions. All primary, secondary, and tertiary industries are equally well-developed from Icheon rice that boasts the best quality to the electronics industry, and over 300 ceramics kilns are gathered here. The historic Yeongwol Hermitage, Seolbong Culture Festival, Icheon Ceramics Festival are held throughout the year and the city also hosted World Ceramic Exposition 2001 Korea.
This region is famous for the rice, ceramics, and Korean melons that used to be presented to the King. The Namhan River cuts from the southeast to the north west. It is also a historic city full of national, historic, and cultural treasures such as the Pasasan Fortress, a fortified point of Namhan River, Yeongneung, the royal tomb of King Sejong, as well as Sinneuk Temple and Godal Temple Site. The city also hosted World Ceramic Exposition 2001 Korea.
Located in the southwest coastal end of Gyeonggi Province, this region consists of relatively flat landscape except for a few hills. The name “Pyeongtaek” was given after the unification of Silla to mean “nothing but ponds on flat land.” Thanks to those flat lands, though, the city efficiently produces Pyeongtaek Rice, which is designated as the rice of Gyeonggi Province along with Anseong Rice, Gimpo Rice, and Icheon Rice.
Anseong, a city that’s an hour and a half away from Seoul, is a city of art and culture, where you can enjoy a rich history, culture, science, culture, and various experiences, that has Seoknam Temple that has the elegance of Silla and the Baudeogi Festival, the birthplace of wayfaring male entertainers during the Joseon Dynasty. It is also the home of the March 1st Independence Movement Memorial as it was one of the three great places of resistance during the movement.
Suwon, a historic city of filial duty and fortresses, was a planned city that was built based on the discipline of practical thought by the Joseon Dynasty’s 22nd king, King Jeongjo, and it is the southern gateway to the capital city of Seoul. Suwon, as a city where traditional culture and modern civilization merge, boasts tourist destinations nearby such as the “Hwaseong Fortress,” a World Cultural Heritage, and the highlight of fortress architecture. Also, the city is known for a delicacy that is referred to as “Suwon galbi.” It is the first Korean locally governed region that exceeded 1 million in population, which created an opportunity for a new leap forward.
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