Local tourism destinations attract large number of visitors during New Year holiday
Update: Jan 06, 2015
Many localities across the nation, particularly tourist attractions, welcomed a large number of visitors during the first four days of the New Year.

Da Lat City (Lam Dong Province)

From January 1 to 4, northern Lao Cai province counted more than 50,000 visitors, over 40,000 of whom were going to Sa Pa resort town, 1.5 times higher than expected. A number of new tourist routes, such as Muong Hum, Y Ty and A Mu Sung in Bat Xat district also saw an increase of about 40%. Hotels in Bac Ha town were almost fully booked in the first three days of the New Year.

Historical-cultural sites in Ha Noi also welcomed a large number of visitors during the four-day New Year holiday. Average daily visitors to Temple of Literature was about 5,000, while the number of tourists visiting the Temple of the Jade Mountain reached nearly 20,000. The number of visitors to the world heritage site Thang Long Imperial Citadel surged to nearly 1,000 visitors a day.

According to preliminary statistics, central Da Nang city welcomed nearly 63,000 passengers during the four-day holiday, up 32% compared to 2014, including 33,000 international tourists, an increase of over 30%. The busiest was Ba Na tourist area, attracting more than 10,000 visitors, up 70% over the same period last year.

Da Lat city station in Lam Dong province received more than 45,000 passengers. The Love Valley tourist attraction welcomed over 17,000, up 20% year-on-year.

Mekong Delta city of Can Tho welcomed about 35,000 tourists, of whom international visitors accounted for about 9%, generating in a turnover of VND28 billion for the city’s tourism sector.

Eco-tourism areas in Dong Thap province attracted thousands of tourists, especially Gao Giong and Xeo Quyt in Cao Lanh district with more than 7,000 passengers a day, an increase of more than 30% to weekdays. Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong district also welcomed more than 50 tourist delegations with nearly 600 people.