The Vietnamese central city of Da Nang has become one of the most popular tourist destinations for people of the Republic of Korea this year, according to a Korean online ticket seller.

Da Nang ranked second in the list of the 10 most popular destinations among solo or couple travelers, Ticket Monster Inc. said, citing its analysis of air ticket reservations in July and August. Osaka of Japan topped the list.

The website said people who plan to travel abroad with family members chose Da Nang as the most popular destination.

The Vietnamese central coastal city is also the second-most popular destination among couple of travelers, followed by Bangkok (Thailand) and Guam (the US), it said.

Vietnam’s third largest city has welcomed 538,000 Korean tourists so far this year, accounting for a third of total foreign arrivals in the city, according to the municipal tourism department.

The RoK is expected to surpass Chinese tourists and become the biggest group of visitors to Da Nang in the near future.-VNA