12 Facts About Suwon


Suwon has existed in various forms throughout Korea's history, growing from a small settlement to become a major industrial and cultural center.

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Suwon is a major educational center, home to eleven universities.

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Suwon is home to several football, baseball, basketball and volleyball teams, including four-time K League champions and two-time AFC Champions League winner football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings and 2021 Korean Series champions KT Wiz of the Korea Baseball Organization.

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Contrary to its name, University of Suwon is not actually in Suwon, but in the neighbouring city of Hwaseong due to changes in municipal boundaries over the years.

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On completion of the Bundang Line extension, Suwon will be only a few stops from Singal, the location of the Korean Folk Village, and the Everland theme park is nearby in Yongin.

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Suwon has several sports facilities, including an archery field, badminton courts, ten-pin bowling lanes, indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, soft tennis courts and football pitches.

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Suwon Gymnasium hosted the handball events in the 1988 Summer Olympics.

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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.

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Suwon is a regional transportation hub and Suwon Station is an important stop on the Gyeongbu railway line between Seoul and Busan.

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Suwon is connected to Seoul and other nearby cities by city and express buses with departure points across the city.

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Suwon has several stations on Seoul Subway Line 1, which runs North–South through the city, namely Sungkyunkwan University, Hwaseo, Suwon and Seryu.

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Suwon is known for Suwon galbi, a variation on the style beef short rib enjoyed throughout Korea.

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