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Visitors to National Parks Down 23 pct in April Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Visitors to National Parks Down 23 pct in April Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of visitors to South Korea’s national parks decreased 23.1 percent year-on-year last month due to the new coronavirus outbreak, the National Park Service said Saturday. A total of 2.78 million people visited the 22 national parks across the country, down from 3.62 million during the same period [...]

Joseon Palaces, Tombs Draw Record Number of Visitors in 2019

Joseon Palaces, Tombs Draw Record Number of Visitors in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A record high of 13.38 million people visited the four major royal palaces and tombs of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) last year, a government agency said Monday. According to the Royal Palaces and Tombs Center under the Cultural Heritage Administration, the number of visitors to Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace, [...]

Japanese in S. Korea Feel Welcome Despite Anti-Japan Sentiment

Japanese in S. Korea Feel Welcome Despite Anti-Japan Sentiment

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the anti-Japan sentiment prevalent in South Korea following Japan’s recent export restrictions, Japanese residents or visitors in South Korea feel more or less accepted in the country. Many Japanese residents or visitors in South Korea said they have no direct experience of being threatened by anti-Japanese sentiments in [...]

Asian Tourists Favor Myeongdong but Americans, Europeans Prioritize Palaces in Seoul: Study

Asian Tourists Favor Myeongdong but Americans, Europeans Prioritize Palaces in Seoul: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign tourists have varying tastes when it comes to sightseeing spots in Seoul, depending on their nationality, a research paper showed Friday. Visitors from Asia prefer Myeongdong, one of the capital’s main shopping districts, while European and American tourists are most impressed by royal palaces, according to the paper [...]