Tourist attractions draw large number of visitors during New Year holiday

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

(National Times)- Many tourist destinations across the nation welcomed a large number of visitors during the New Year holiday.

The walking zone surrounding the Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi was the most popular area to both local

and international tourists during the holiday.

Tourist attractions  in Hanoi welcomed more than 206,600 tourists during the New Year holiday from December 31, 2016 to January 2, 2017. The figure was 15 percent higher than the same period last year.

Sa Pa town in the northern province of Lao Cai welcomed about 35,000 visitors in the three-day calendar New Year holiday, a slight rise over the same time in 2016.

In the first days of 2017, Sa Pa town held a number of cultural and art events to attract visitors, while deploying forces to ensure traffic safety and security.

Ha Long Bay welcomed 26,000 visitors on New Year holiday, mostly foreigners, have visited Ha Long Bay over the past 2 days, up 50% against last year.

Tourist visited Ha Long bay on New Year holiday. Photo: Nhandan

Nearly 25,000 tourists, including 17,657 foreigners, visited the Hue imperial relic site in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Entertainment parks in Ho Chi Minh City attracts thousands of families, especially families with children.


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