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A Seoul neighborhood is so crowded with tourists that the government is taking over

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A well-preserved neighborhood in Bokchon Hanok Village is pictured in Seoul, Korea on January 1, 2023.
July 11, 2024

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) — As the issue of overtourism sweeps cities and countries around the world, authorities in South Korea have announced stricter controls and measures to protect a historic traditional village district in downtown Seoul from throngs of tourists, who have flooded its streets and caused friction with local residents over the years.

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