Tourist attractions crowded on reunification holiday

04/05/2015, 14:42

Vacationers, at home and abroad, swarmed around places of attractions across Vietnam during the six-day holiday starting from April 28th to celebrate the 40th anniversary of southern liberation and national liberation (April 30th).

Cat Ba island, dubbed “pearl of the Gulf of Tonkin ” in the northern city of Hai Phong , recorded full lodging occupancy with over 7,500 tourist arrivals.

Ha Long bay, Co To water park, Bai Chay tourist wharf, and resorts in the northern province of Quang Ninh were all in full swing.

Meanwhile in the central province of Quang Binh , the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World heritage site, welcomed a record 35,000 visitors during the four days of the holiday, attracting them with plentiful magnificent caves and streams inside.

They also had chance to enjoy a two-hour concert featuring popular songs under the baton of Japanese conductor Akira Ota.

Many holidaymakers chose Da Nang as their destination to watch the annual spectacular firework displays by domestic and foreign competitors.

Its four-to-five-star hotels posted an estimated occupancy rate of 95 percent while three-star hotels were 85 percent full and lower-end hotels along major roads and My Khe beach were filled to capacity.

Sam Son beach town in the central province of Thanh Hoa expects to earn VND2 trillion (USD95.2 million) during the 2015 beach travel season and serves nearly 30,000 visitors during the holiday.

Busy atmosphere across southern tourist sector were also felt in Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh city, Phu Quoc island in Kien Giang, among others./.


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