Suwon

Suwon

Suwon (Korean: 수원; .mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}Korean pronunciation: [su.wʌn]) is the largest city and capital of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea's most populous province. The city lies approximately 30 km (19 mi) south of the national capital, Seoul. With a population close to 1¼ million,[3] Suwon has more inhabitants than Ulsan Metropolitan City,[3][4] though it enjoys a lesser degree of self-governance as a 'special case city'.[5] Traditionally known as the 'City of Filial Piety',[6] modern Suwon retains a variety of historical landmarks. As a walled city, it is a popular destination for day-trippers from Seoul,[7] with the wall itself—Hwaseong Fortress—receiving 1½ million visits in 2015.[8]