The allure of the world's oldest known temple in southeastern Turkey is attracting the attention of Chinese tourists, the Turkish ambassador in Beijing said Wednesday. Located in the southeastern Şanlıurfa province, Göbeklitepe was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in June 2018. Turkey hosted famous Chinese writers and journalists last year to attract the attention of more Chinese tourists, Abdülkadir Emin Önen told Anadolu Agency. 'We showed them Göbeklitepe. Previously, Chinese tourists were mostly going to Cappadocia, but now we have included Göbeklitepe in new destinations,' he said. 'In China, we can say that there is a breeze about Göbeklitepe.' Pointing to its monumental architecture dating back 12,000 years, Önen said Göbeklitepe is important not just for Şanlıurfa or Turkey but the whole world. Efforts to promote Turkey resulted in 60% more Chinese tourists visiting in 2018 than the previous year to reach 400,000, Önen said. 'This number will increase more in the years to come, and I hope we will welcome more Chinese tourists in Turkey, Şanlıurfa and Göbeklitepe. Promoting Göbeklitepe means promoting Turkey, which means embracing its history and culture,' he said.