A poll released by the Taipei City Government found that 80 percent of Chinese tourists are satisfied with their visits to the capital, while 70 percent preferred Taipei to other tourist destinations in Asia, including Hong Kong and Macau.
The poll, conducted by the city’s Department of Information and Tourism on Chinese tourists’ impressions of Taipei showed that the top three tourist attractions in the capital are the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101 and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
Department of Information and Tourism Commissioner Sun Ting-lung (孫廷龍) said the number of Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan has steadily increased in the past few years. More than 2.5 million Chinese tourists visited Taiwan last year and the number reached 2.3 million in October this year.
“More than 98 percent of Chinese tourists visit Taipei during their trips, and most of them are impressed by the city’s friendliness and its creativity. We will continue with our efforts to promote tourism to the city,” Sun said.
National Taiwan University professor Chang Yu-tzung (張佑宗), who helped design the poll, said besides friendliness, Chinese tourists also liked the city’s environmental protection, historical buildings, public facilities and the level of service at its hotels.
The survey also found that many of the favorite destinations for Chinese tourists are night markets and famous restaurants, and that the city should offer more diverse destination options for tourists.
The Taipei City Government surveyed 3,223 Chinese tourists from August to October.