Regional Characteristics

  • Even distribution of urban, rural, fishing, industrial, and mountainous areas
  • A large region with various cultures, long and rich history, and well-developed transportation networks
  • Marine tourism resources with 53 kilometers of coastlines and seas
  • Recent rise as a weekend tourist destination close to the city center

Tourist Destinations

Jebudo Island, Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs, Fossil Site of Dinosaur Eggs, Jeongokhang Port, etc.

Festivals/Events

  • Hwaseong Gungpyeonghang Port Pungeoje (Ritual for Bountiful Fish) (April), Hwaseong Filial Piety Marathon (May)
  • Hwaseong Boating Festival (June), Hwaseong Ginseng Festival (October)
  • Hwaseong Haetsaldeuri Festival (November)

Affiliation Process

  • October 2018Seongdong-gu accepted Hwaseong-si’s proposition to form a sister city affiliation
  • December 2018Seongdong-gu submitted a motion regarding the conclusion of a sister city affiliation agreement with Hwaseong-si (Seongdong-gu Council)
  • January-April 2019Consultation between Seongdong-gu and Hwaseong-si working groups (agreement review and discussion on joint projects, etc.)

Dates of Affiliation

May 8, 2019Seongdong-gu ↔ Hwaseong-si

Exchanges

  • May 21, 2019Seongdong-gu visited Hwaseong-si for Successful Leader training (40 employees)
  • May 31, 2019Seongdong-gu participated in the Jeongokhang Port Marine Academy (20 students from Geumok Elementary School)
  • July 13, 2019Seongdong-gu held the Smart Dad Project program (cruiser yacht experience at the Jeongokhang Port Marine Academy, 14 residents)
  • July 9-18, 2019Seongdong-gu participated in the Jeongokhang Port Marine Academy (100 students from Soongshin Elementary School)