19 mln visit Palace Museum in 2019

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Visitors tour the Palace Museum in Beijing on a snowing day, Feb 14, 2019. (File photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, received over 19 million visitors in 2019, according to data released by the museum.

About 3.72 million visitors were aged between 30-40, and 3.52 million were aged between 20-30. About 2.65 million were under the age of 20, accounting for 15 percent of the total.

A total of 81 centenarians also visited the Palace Museum in 2019.

The museum had about 1.06 million foreign visitors in the past year.

The year 2020 marks the 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City. The Palace Museum was built on the base of the former imperial compound in 1925.