Hwaseong is a city in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. It has the largest area of farmland of any city or county in Gyeonggi province.  Seoul Subway Line 1 passes through Hwaseong, stopping at Byeongjeom Station. Famous people from Hwaseong include soccer player Cha Bum-Kun.
The area is famous for being the site of South Korea's first known serial killings when 10 murders - presumably by the same killer - took place there between the years of 1986 to 1991. The killer was never caught. A dramatization of the case, Memories of Murder was made by Bong Joon-ho in Korea in 2003.
Restaurants and Bars
As the average Korean, Japanese, and Chinese restaurants are in abundance throughout Korea and are easy for foreigners to find, the following restaurants reflect a sampling of restaurants considered to be either popular or are western-friendly choices and other ethnic foods.
Hwaseong is about an hour southwest of Seoul, however, subway lines connecting to Seoul can be reached by taking a 20-30 minute bus ride to either Ansan or Suwon, which have bustling shopping, entertainment, and nightlife of their own. Another popular foreigner burg is Songtan, which is a 40 minute bus ride away. If you are living and working in Hwaseong, you will likely find yourself spending time there or the nearby west coast throughout the week and then heading to the bright lights of the big cities on the weekend.