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Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017
According to a recent survey results released on Wednesday, Everland, South Korea’s largest theme park Samsung Group have been considered as the most popular attraction site in the country in 2016 with over 6,965,311 visitors pouring in.
Everland in Yongin located in Gyeonggi province lured highest number of visitors from home and abroad in 2016, as per the figures released by Korea Culture & Tourism Institute on Wednesday. In this way, it became the most popular destination for a second year consecutively. Over 6,965,311 people visited the theme park, highest number of all other sites. October was the most overcrowded month, as per the institute record. On the other hand, number of visitors to the amusement park in 2016 slumped 6.2 percent annually.
Everland is situated within a 1.488 million square meters resort area. It has several attractions like a Global Faire zone and other amusement facilities and zones like American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Zootopia.
Last year, Gyeongbok Palace was the second-most visited attraction in Korea with over 6,020,118 visitors, as per the statistics of the institute. In comparison to 2015, the palace attracted 18.9 percent more visitors in 2016, increasing the ranking by three notches.
On the other hand, Korea International Exhibition Center (Kintex) based in Goyang was voted the third-most visited place in Korea with 5,862,316 visitors, followed by Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve with 5,432,081 visitors respectively.