SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) – In South Korea, the most popular tourist destinations last year were situated in Suncheon, a city in South Jeolla Province, with Suncheon Bay National Garden and the Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve topping the list. The list ruled out amusement parks and exhibition halls.
In a survey that compiled the number of tourist attractions with more than 1 million visitors in the previous year, there were 77 in total across the country. The survey was conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute.
The survey results showed that more than 6 million people went to the Suncheon area for the sights, while Gyeongbokgung Palace greeted more than 5 million tourists last year.
When amusement parks and exhibition halls included in the list, Everland, South Korea’s largest theme park, ranked at the top in terms of visitor numbers. Last year, 6.6 million people visited Everland in Yongin, a city in Gyeonggi-do. Jamsil Lotte World in Seoul, another popular amusement park, had 5.78 million visitors in 2019.
Suncheon Bay National Garden, built to protect the Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, serves as a home for about 860,000 trees and 650,000 autumn flowers. Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve is one of the five greatest coastal wetlands in the world, boasting spectacular scenic views.
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