Suwon's unique culture is enjoyed as 'Local 100'

오재경 Oh Jae-Gyung
7 Feb 2024

Minister Yoo In-chon visited Suwon 'Local 100' site

Minister Yoo In-chon of MCST will visit the third part of the "K-Suwon Enjoy with Local 100" campaign on February 7 with more than 30 people, including Italian chef Fabrizio Ferrari (hereinafter referred to as Fabri), Rwandan national broadcaster Moses living in Suwon, foreign news announcer Park Se-jung from Suwon, and a group of reporters on the Korea Tourism Organization's foreign Nuri Network (SNS).

Minister Yoo personally visits the local 100 site every month to promote local visits by domestic and foreign nationals, such as "Local 100 Train Travel-Milyang" in December last year and "Local 100 and Walking Gangneung" in January this year. The destination in February is Suwon, and MCST has launched a pilot product "K-Suwon, Enjoy as Local 100" in Suwon, in connection with Suwon Special City (hereinafter referred to as Suwon City, Mayor Lee Jae-joon), Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival, and "Yosei Hwaseong Haenggung," which were selected as Local 100 along with the local cultural promotion agency. In the future, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to launch "K-00 (local name) Enjoy as Local 100" with Suwon and introduce it to foreigners. 

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival, Suwon's Local 100, is a traditional reproduction event that contains King Jeongjo's thoughts of love, centering on Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, and a historical and cultural festival involving Suwon citizens. In addition, the "Yoseae Hwaseong Haenggung Palace" is a "tourism brand" developed by the Suwon Cultural Foundation under the theme of "Suwon Hwaseong Fortress" and "Haenggung-dong," which represent Suwon City. "Yoseae Hwaseong" is an image of the traditional beauty of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress with the meaning of "Yoseo" as a fortress and "Yoseo" of recent years, while "Yoseo Palace" is an implicit expression of Suwon's experience culture such as Haenggung-dong's workshop street, murals, and food (whole chicken). In "Suwon Pyeon," you can experience local contents linking Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon Haenggung Palace, and Suwon Hwaseong Special Tourist Zone.

"Suwon Pyeon" starts at "Motgol General Market," a representative cultural and tourism-type traditional market in "Suwon Hwaseong Special Tourist Zone." Minister Yoo In-chon visits the market with Italian chef "Fabri," who appeared in TVN's "Business Genius White Saek 2" to announce the charm of Korean food that can be tasted in Korean traditional markets.

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