Explaining this, Mr. Yong Sung Ok, regional director – Southeast Asia of one of Korea’s leading travel companies, said: “Vietnam has recently been a sought-after destination for Korean tourists. and most favorite. The close geographical distance, many flight options and relatively affordable airfares all contribute to this.”
In addition, many attractive destinations with diverse experiences in Vietnam are also attractive to Korean tourists.
Da Nang – a magnet attracting Korean tourists
Da Nang is rated by Korean tourists as the “most livable” city in Vietnam in addition to being an ideal destination, easily accessible with affordable prices, beautiful beaches, diverse culinary experiences and Many luxury coastal resort options.
Mr. Yong said Da Nang is most popular with Korean tourists because it has the perfect combination of sightseeing and entertainment.
“Da Nang is popular with Koreans because the city has many attractive attractions, excellent tourism infrastructure, in addition to its conveniently located airport and many hotel and resort options. Resort. Furthermore, Da Nang cuisine is also a strength with dishes favored by Koreans,” Mr. Yong praised the city on the Han River.
It can be said that there are few places that “please” tourists like Da Nang, where they can enjoy interesting experiences both by the sea and in the mountains.
Phu Quoc – “rising star” in the hearts of Korean tourists
Yonhap News recently commented that Phu Quoc is still a paradise little known to Koreans compared to Da Nang or Ha Long. According to their survey, the number of Korean tourists coming to Phu Quoc is gradually increasing thanks to the word-of-mouth effect and it is shared that “it is wise to visit Phu Quoc at this time, before it becomes too famous”.
The number of Korean tourists visiting the island is increasing, to the point where it is common to see Korean signs at restaurants and massage parlors in the island’s city center. Korean tourists can also enjoy local specialties such as fresh seafood or fish sauce.
Fanxipan – “Koreans love mountains”
In addition to attractive coastal cities such as Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc, Korean tourists are also starting to choose highland destinations in Vietnam, especially Sa Pa because there is already a cable car to the top of Fanxipan. Mr. Yong shared that “Koreans also love mountains.”
“Personally, I like taking the cable car. I think the most attractive aspect is being able to admire the scenery from above,” he added.
One of the reasons is that the number of check-ins on social networks at this location is very high. Korean tourists are “overwhelmed” by the cable car crossing the spectacular terraced fields typical of the Northwest region of Vietnam or the train ride over the red mountains through the picturesque Muong Hoa valley, comparable to Thuy. Si.
Besides, conquering the height of Fanxipan is also one of the reasons why Koreans are fascinated. “Vietnam’s Fanxipan peak is 3,143m high, nearly twice as high as Halla peak, the highest mountain in Korea. This makes us very excited,” said Jung Yuri, a tourist from Jeju Island, where Halla Mountain is located.
Many Korean tourists who come to Fanxipan compare the beautiful landscape of this place to what they imagine a paradise to be like.
Vietnam tourism will continue to attract more Korean tourists in the coming time thanks to these attractive destinations with diverse and rich experiences. Besides Da Nang, many other destinations on this S-shaped land will be added by Korean tourists to their “must visit” list to experience an extremely wonderful Vietnam with unique landscapes in each region.
According to a report from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, in the first 7 months of 2023, there were more than 1.9 million Korean visitors to Vietnam (accounting for nearly 30% of the total number of international visitors) and the Korean market continues to lead in terms of tourism. number of tourists coming to Vietnam.