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May 14, 2016
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8,000 Chinese tourists to visit South Korea to taste ginseng chicken soup
A group of 8,000 employees from a Chinese company will visit South Korea next month to taste Korean traditional ginseng chicken soup, the Seoul city government said Wednesday.

The largest signal tour group from Chinese health care company Joymain Science & Technology will arrive in Seoul on May 5 and May 10 in two groups on an employee incentive trip, and have a ‘samgyetang’ dinner in central Seoul on May 6 and May 10 respectively, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said.

Chinese tourists will have a ‘samgyetang' dinner in central Seoul on May 6 and May 10 respectively. The city government will set up 400 dinner tables for the guests and serve beer, kimchi and drinks made from ginseng, as well as offer other services during their five-day trip.

The city government believes that Zhongmai Group’s mass trip to Seoul will help promote interest in Korean food and culture in China,” said Kim Eui-seong, a city government official in charge of the event.

The tourists will also attend a concert to see artists who participated in the original soundtrack albums of the South Korean hit television series “Descendants of the Sun” on the banks of the Han River, the officials said. The city government earlier allowed Zhongmai employees to receive visas through a simple online procedure as part of efforts to lure more Chinese mass tour groups.

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