Of that figure, 8.4 million visitors arrived by air, 1.79 million by road and 182,700 by sea. The highest number of arrivals came from the continent of Asia with more than 8 million touching down in Vietnam, accounting for 77.2% of all foreign arrivals. The strongest growth was seen in the number of visitors from the Republic of Korea, rising 52.4% to 2.28 million over the eight months. It was followed by China (3.4 million), Taiwan (469,300), Malaysia (334,000), Thailand (212,600), Singapore (180,100) and Japan (545,700). Other continents seeing growth included Europe (up 9.8% to 1.4 million), America (up 12.6% to 636,400), Australia (up 7.4% to 300,700) and Africa (up 20.4% to 27,900).