Gyeonggi-do, located in the mid-western part of the Korean peninsula, Gyeonggi-do is home to a large variety of tourist destinations, including cultural heritage sites (Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Korea Folk Village, Icheon Cerapia), theme parks (Seoul Land in Gwacheon, Everland in Yongin), the Demilitarized Zone, and nature conservation sites. Also, thanks to its position as the area surrounding Seoul and Incheon, Gyeonggi-do offers easy access to some of the most remarkable features in the nation’s capital city as well as in the leading international gateway city.
Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea with a population of more than 10 million. Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than 2,000 years when it was founded in 18 BCE by one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. Today, Seoul is considered as a leading and rising global city, resulting from an economic boom and growth. And as a world leading technology hub, it boasts the world's sixth largest number of Fortune Global 500 multinationals. Seoul was ranked in the list of "Overall 2025 City Competitiveness" by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Seoul metropolitan area contains four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. It has many historical and cultural landmarks and is surrounded by mountains and the world's most visited national park per square foot. As the birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave, Seoul was famous as one of the world's most wanted travel destinations.