Lao Cai: 7,000 tourists in 1st week of New Year
Update: Feb 19, 2013
Over 7,000 foreign tourists, mostly Chinese, entered Vietnam through the Lao Cai International Border Gate during the first seven days of the Lunar New Year, according to local authorities.

Tran Vu Hoang, Chief of the Customs Office at Lao Cai International Border Gate, said a large number of Chinese families chose to visit Vietnam over Tet.

During the first days of Tet, many Chinese people queued at the Lao Cai international border gate, reflecting the success of Lao Cai authorities' policies to attract domestic and foreign tourists.

Lao Cai forecasts one million tourists will visit the province in 2013.