Visitors in hanbok take a selfie all overan eveningexcursion of Changgyeong Palace in April.
More than five million other people visited Seoul's 4 royal palaces and the Jongmyo Shrine in the primary six months of this year, a brand new record.Tickets for evening tours of the palaces sold out once online booking began, and lots of visitors dressed in hanbok or basic Korean costume.The overall number visiting Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Changgyeong, and Deoksu palaces and the Jongmyo Shrine used to be tallied at 5.24 million from January to June, up 21.5 % on-year, the Cultural Heritage Managementstated Thursday.
Some 1.95 million were foreigners, up 73 percent on-year. Usually, more individualsgenerally tend to talk over with royal palaces in the 2nd onepart of the year, so if the fad continues the sites will see smartly above 10 million visitors this year. Gyeongbok Palace had the maximum visitors with 2.98 million, 1.52 million of them foreigners.One fresh draw is that any one dressed in hanbok is admitted loose and the normaldress is coming back into model among young people.Next got here Changdeok Palace with 897,198 visitors, Deoksu Palace with 703,506, Changgyeong Palace with 475,892 and the Jongmyo Shrine with 187,203. Changgyeong Palace saw the bestbuilding up at 40.3 percent. Kim Dae-hyun at the CHA said, "Visitor numbers larger dramatically thank you to night tour programs, that have beenprolonged to 120 days this year".
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