Seoul dominates Chinese tourism in Korea

Seoul dominates Chinese tourism in Korea
Night view of Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the main royal residences of Korea’s final and longest-reigning imperial family.

SEOUL - More than 90 per cent of the 2.2 million Chinese tourists to Korea visit Seoul, stay six days and spend US$250 (S$310) per day on average, according to statistics released by The Seoul Institute, a Seoul city government-run research institute, this week.

The figures based on data from 2011 showed that 91.1 per cent of Chinese travelers visited Seoul and women travelers outnumbered men, with the men-to-women ratio changing from 57:43 in 2007 to 49:51 in 2011.

The two most popular places to visit were Myeong-dong and Dongdaemun Market, followed by Namsan Tower, Lotte World and Namdaemun Market. About 77 per cent of travel expenses were on shopping. Major shopping items were perfumes and cosmetics.

Purchase this article for republication.



Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.