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Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - Lt Gen Werachon Sukondhapatipak, deputy spokesman of the Thai government, revealed that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha was happy after hearing that Bangkok has been named the most popular destination for Japanese tourists during their Golden Week, a five-day long holiday which begins in late April.

The survey was conducted by Agoda, a renowned global online travel agency. Pattaya and Phuket were also ranked among the most popular cities, at the 4th and the 10th places, respectively.

“Japanese tourists are among the top 5 nationalities of foreign tourists visiting Thailand, particularly Bangkok where there are many beautiful attractions, delicious food, not-too-high cost of living, and friendly Thai people. The two countries’s cultures are also quite similar. They can go along quite well,” Lt Gen Werachon said.

Lt Gen Werachon added that the prime minister loves to follow the updates on the tourism industry. Thai tourists love to escape the summer heat in Thailand, and visit Japan to experience the Japanese spring, astounding places, authentic food and the Japanese people. The prime minister also invited the Thai people to be a good host, making the tourists feel welcome and helping keep them safe.-NNT/VNA