Gyeonggi-do – A Harmony of Nature and Urban Life
Gyeonggi-do is 17 times the size of Seoul and consists of 31 cities and counties. The province is a nice blend of the past and present, as well as nature and urban life. It is also home to unique tourist sites such as the DMZ (demilitarized zone), royal tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, and Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (the latter two are UNESCO World Heritage sites). The beautiful west coast is also a popular tourist destination. The southern region of the province mostly features historic sites, while the northern part is mainly for ecological tours. Major tourist attractions include Petit France in Gapyeong, Imjingak Pyeonghwa-nuri, Yongin Everland themepark, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, and Yangpyeong Dumulmeori. Major events and festivals include the Gyeonggi Ansan Air Show, Gyeonggi International Boat Show, DMZ Korean International documentary film festival, and Jaraseom International Jazz Festival.