The nation is again attracting foreign tourists with the virtual end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) on May 30 said last month saw 889,000 international visitors, a seven-fold jump from 127,000 in the same month last year.
The figure equaled 54% of the pre-pandemic level of 1.63 million seen in the same month of 2019.
By nationality, Japanese comprised the largest number with 128,000, followed by Americans with 109,000, Chinese 106,000, Taiwanese 77,000, Thais 54,000 and Vietnamese 41,000.
The KTO attributed the tourist surge to China's Labor Day holidays and Japan's Golden Week from late April to early May. The number of visitors from China saw a 10-fold jump as the volume of flights bound for Korea increased during the Chinese holidays.
The number of visitors from Hong Kong skyrocketed from just 140 to 38,000 over the same period and that of Taiwanese tourists from 505 to 77,000 thanks to the peak Easter season in Hong Kong and Taiwan's Qingming Festival holidays.
The number of visitors from major Western countries including Canada, the U.K., France and Australia ballooned 315.7% thanks to Easter.
Meanwhile, the number of Koreans traveling abroad last month was 1.49 million, up around 700% year on year.