Gender Rules Lifted on Wearing Hanbok for Free Admission to Royal Palaces

  • Arirang News

    June 27, 2019 08:25

    Visitors will be able to wear Hanbok or traditional Korean dress, corresponding to either gender and still enter Seoul's royal palaces for free starting next month, regardless of their own gender.

    Under the new rule, male visitors will be able to wear Hanbok skirts and women can wear Hanbok pants.


    The decision was made by the Cultural Heritage Administration on Wednesday, as the National Human Rights Commission pointed out that restrictions on clothing are a form of discrimination.

    Previously, visitors were only allowed to wear Hanbok in accordance with their gender identity in order to gain free entrance to palaces.

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