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“The past two years we have added new infrastructures such as a place of worship,” Andrew said in 2018.

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Two years ago, Indonesian Muslim tourists already had access to places of worship in notable cities such as Seoul, Gwangzhou, Jeju, Incheon, and more.

Several restaurants in South Korea also had obtained Halal certification, according to KTO’s Media and Tourism Information Manager Irma Maulida.

“Within the span of two years, we have 123 Halal-certified restaurants. Going forward, the goal is to further grow the numbers,” Irma said in 2018.

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Muslim travelers visiting South Korea

Kompas.com sought to find the total number of Indonesian Muslim tourists visiting South Korea but was unsuccessful.

Based on figures from Yonhap News Agency, there were 511,017 Muslim travelers from all over the world who set foot in South Korea during the first half of 2019.

The data indicated the gradual increase in the number of Muslim travelers received in the East Asian country. In 2018, it had 970,000 Muslim tourists and 870,000 in 2017.


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