The Korea Tourism Organization announced on March 22 that it recently conducted a survey with 4,369 foreign tourists in South Korea and 54.2% of the respondents picked street food as one that they wish to experience more than anything else during their travel in the country.
The multiple-choice survey consisted of the six categories including history, culture and food, and street food was followed by traditional Korean houses, traditional markets, dry saunas and traditional Korean costumes.
In addition, late-night meals ranked 18th and chicken and beer ranked 32nd, implying that foreign tourists’ interest is shifting toward hands-on experiences rather than simply seeing things.
Those who speak English as their mother tongue picked street food, palaces and traditional markets as their favorites while Japanese chose traditional Korean houses, traditional Korean medicine and sunrise and sunset. Chinese picked traditional Korean costumes and houses along with street food.