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Foreign tourists return to My Son Sanctuary after pandemic hiatus

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My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site in Quang Nam province’s Duy Xuyen district, now began welcoming foreign tourists after the Covid-19 pandemic hiatus.

During their trip, the holidaymakers enjoy special art performances featuring the culture of Cham people, and participate in folk games. They are also provided with spiritual, ecological, and agricultural tours.

Once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom, the My Son Sanctuary is located within a hilly landscape in Duy Xuyen district, about 70 km southwest of Da Nang coastal city and 40 km from Hoi An ancient town.

It is comprised of eight groups of 71 monuments built from the 7th to 13th centuries.

The sanctuary was recognised as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO in 1999./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/foreign-tourists-return-to-my-son-sanctuary-after-pandemic-hiatus/237339.vnp

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Quang Binh prepares for peak tourism season in summer

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The central province of Quang Binh, which is a popular tourist destination thanks to its rich natural landscapes with a spectacular cave system and beautiful beaches, has prepared diverse tourism products to draw domestic and foreign tourists during this year’s peak tourism season in summer.

Quang Binh prepares for peak tourism season in summer hinh anh 1Tourists explore Phong Nha Cave by boat (Photo: VNA)

Quang Binh
(VNA)
– The central province of Quang Binh, which is a popular tourist
destination thanks to its rich natural landscapes with a spectacular cave system
and beautiful beaches, has prepared diverse tourism products to draw domestic
and foreign tourists during this year’s peak tourism season in summer.

Hoang Minh Thang,
Director of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang Tourism Centre, said that right from the
beginning of this year, the centre has focused on upgrading local tourism
infrastructure to ensure best experiences for visitors.

At the same time, it has worked hard to
develop and diversify tourism products and services to lure more holidaymakers.

One of the new products is a night tour to
explore 4,500m of Phong Nha Cave, along with camping and trekking tours
along streams.

Quang Binh prepares for peak tourism season in summer hinh anh 2Tourists in Phong Nha Cave (Photo: phongnhaexplorer.com)

Currently, the
provincial Department of Tourism is also coordinating with the Management Board
of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and relevant agencies to provide adventure
tours to explore the national park and local cave system.

Alongside, the centre has focused on
developing human resources for the tourism sector by coordinating with
local training facilities, while applying measures to ensure food safety, said
Thang.

Quang Binh boasts rich tourism resources
and is home to the Phong Nha -Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the world’s largest cave Son Doong.

The province also has the longest coastline in Vietnam, with beautiful beaches
and delicious seafood. It was chosen as one of the filming destinations of the
Hollywood blockbuster movie “Kong: Skull Island”.

After two years of
struggling with difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic, the local tourism sector
has strongly recovered and developed.

This year, Quang Binh
aims to receive 3-3.5 million visitors, including 100,000 foreigners, earning
3.4-3.9 trillion VND (144.12-165.32 million USD)./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/quang-binh-prepares-for-peak-tourism-season-in-summer/250191.vnp

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Urban tourism needs proper planning for growth

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Vietnam is home to numerous urban areas with key tourism destinations. However, not all cities are able to fully tap their potential to develop tourism. In that sense, devising a proper planning scheme is needed to help them maximize their tourism advantages.

In Vietnam, the urbanisation rate has reached nearly 40%, with over 860 urban areas. Many hold large potential for tourism development.

Vung Tau city, for example, is rich in advantages such as convenient traffic locations, seaports, a large oil and gas centre, a four-season climate, and beautiful beaches.

Phu Quoc, located on the southwest coast, is considered a centre of eco-tourism, and high-class beach resorts.

In recent years, experts have warned that coastal cities are at risk of sea level rise, and unusual natural disasters due to climate change.

Therefore, cities need strengthen measures to protect coastal lands, sea mouths, and estuaries.

Experts also suggested reviewing and adjusting the planning of existing sea tourism urban areas, especially for coastal spaces./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/urban-tourism-needs-proper-planning-for-growth/250153.vnp

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Breakthroughs expected for Binh Thuan tourism with Visit Vietnam Year 2023

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The opening ceremony of the Visit Vietnam Year 2023 with the theme “Binh Thuan – Green convergence” will be held at NovaWorld Phan Thiet in Phan Thiet city in the central province of Binh Thuan on March 25 evening, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Breakthroughs expected for Binh Thuan tourism with Visit Vietnam Year 2023 hinh anh 1Rang Beach, a popular destination in Binh Thuan province. (Photo: www.binhthuan.gov.vn)

Hanoi – The opening ceremony of the Visit Vietnam Year 2023 with the
theme “Binh Thuan – Green convergence” will be held at NovaWorld Phan Thiet in
Phan Thiet city in the central province of Binh Thuan on March 25 evening,
according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Nearly
600 artists, actors, and actresses will perform in an artistic musical show at
the ceremony with the script written by Meritorious Artist Tran Ly Ly, Director
of the Department of Performing Arts, and writer Hoang Cong Cuong.

The
85-minute show has three parts, namely the “Convergence of earth and sky”, the
“Green Tour”, and the “Green convergence – Binh Thuan
destination of friendship”.

Breakthroughs expected for Binh Thuan tourism with Visit Vietnam Year 2023 hinh anh 2Mui Ne sand dune. (Photo: baobinhthuan.com.vn)

According
to VNAT, Visit Vietnam Year is a both a national and international cultural,
economic, social, and tourist event. It is also the biggest annual tourism
event in Vietnam, offering opportunities to attract domestic and international
tourists through the promotion of images, tangible and intangible cultural
values, natural resources, as well as the development of linkages between
localities.

Visit
Vietnam Year 2023 “Binh Thuan – Green convergence” includes more than
200 events and activities.

With 192km of coastline, Binh Thuan province is home to islands, islets, coves,
bays, and white sand beaches with clear blue water, which form famous tourist
attractions. The province has many tourism resources with many
historical-cultural relics and traditional festivals. Currently, the province
has nearly 900 accommodation establishments with over 17,000 rooms, including
45 hotels and resorts from three to five stars with nearly 5,000 rooms. The
province has 13 travel agencies, including eight international travel agencies.

Breakthroughs expected for Binh Thuan tourism with Visit Vietnam Year 2023 hinh anh 3Binh Thuan aims to attract about 6.5 million visitors, including more than 200,000 foreigners this year. (Photo: www.binhthuan.gov.vn)

Before
the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2019, Binh Thuan welcomed over 6.4 million visitors
with tourism revenue of 15.2 trillion VND (644.54 million USD). The province’s
tourism contribution to the GRDP accounted for 10-12%.

In
2022, the province welcomed over 5 million visitors, getting tourism revenue of
12.8 trillion VND. It aims to attract about 6.5 million visitors, including
more than 200,000 foreigners, this year./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/breakthroughs-expected-for-binh-thuan-tourism-with-visit-vietnam-year-2023/250160.vnp

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