In the early of 2018 July, the total number of visitors to Quang Nam was estimated at 4.43 million, an increase of 30.2% over the same period last year, in which, international visitors are estimated at 2.8 times, up 39.5% over the same period in 2017, most of them are South Korea, China.

In Hoi An City, the tourist center of Quang Nam, the influx of visitors from the North East Asia market accounted for quite large. In Cam Thanh Coconut Forest alone, South Korean tourists, China accounted for nearly 70% of the total visitor structure.

According to Nguyen Hung Linh, Cam Thanh Commune People’s Committee Chairman, about 1500 visitors to the coconut forest each day, in which South Korea, China accounted for more than 1000 guests. Mr. Linh said that guests divided into two groups clearly, the morning – the Chinese guests, the afternoon from14:00 to 17:00 – Korean guests.

Some people comment that the increase of tourists from South Korea, China is good, especially in the season of Quang Nam tourism. Mr. Vo Van Van, Chairman of Quang Nam Tourism Association, said that if the past period from August to October is considered as the quiet point of Quang Nam tourism when the domestic tourist has decreased, now, with the South Korean and China market “overflow” will help local tourism businesses maintain stable operation.

Peter Kastain is a travel blogger and an explorer based in Hanoi. After spending 2 years traveling around Southeast Asia, he found his love in the culture, landscapes, and people of Vietnam. His goal is to introduce the beauty of Vietnam to people around the world - the beauty which is so special through his eyes


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