HANOI, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's central coastal Da Nang city, a famous tourism destination, welcomed some 211,000 person-times of Chinese visitors in the first half of 2016, said the city's tourism department on Wednesday.
The figure posted an increase of 8.3 percent year-on-year, Da Nang tourism department told Xinhua over phone. Da Nang is located some 600 km south of capital Hanoi.
Chinese visitors accounted for over 26 percent of total foreign arrivals to Da Nang city, which has made contribution to the city's state budget revenue, Nguyen Xuan Anh, Secretary of the Da Nang city party committee, was quoted by local VNExpress online newspaper as saying on Tuesday.
In H1, Vietnam welcomed a total of some 1.204 million person-times of Chinese tourists, up 47.9 percent year-on-year, said Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.