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Hung Yen looks to further develop tourism

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The northern province of Hung Yen is taking actions to create a breakthrough in its tourism development, as its great potential in spiritual and agricultural tourism has yet to be tapped fully.

Hung Yen looks to further develop tourism hinh anh 1A relic site in Hung Yen (Photo: baodautu.vn)

Hung Yen – The northern province of Hung Yen is taking
actions to create a breakthrough in its tourism development, as its great
potential in spiritual and agricultural tourism has yet to be tapped fully.

Compared to many other localities, Hung Yen holds a large
number of relic sites appreciated in terms of history, architecture and fine
arts.

The province boasts 1,802 relic sites, including two special national ones of
Pho Hien and Thai Lac pagoda; three national treasures; and 172 national-level
relic sites; together with more than 400 local traditional festivals.

It is also the homeland of many national heroes and
cultural celebrities, such as King Trieu Viet Vuong who reigned from 548-571;
Pham Ngu Lao, a general in the Tran dynasty in the 14th century; Hoang Hoa
Tham, who led the Yen The uprising against the French colonial forces in between 1884-1913; and
late General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Van Linh who
initiated the nation’s reform period.

The Pho Hien relic complex in the villages of Dang Chau and
Ne Chau was once a bustling commercial port on the Red River, reaching its
heyday in the 17th – 18th century.

Hung Yen looks to further develop tourism hinh anh 2Ancient Pho Hien (Photo: baohungyen.vn)

Pho Hien was second only to the Imperial capital city of
Thang Long as a trading point in Vietnam. It was well-known among foreign
traders, especially those from the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Portugal and
China.

Along with goods, foreign traders brought various architecture
styles, customs and cultures, which were imprinted in architectural works such
as the Xich Dang literature temple, Chuong pagoda, Hien communal house, Mau,
May and Kim Dang temples.

Apart from buildings used for religious and spiritual
reasons, there are also markets, wells and cemeteries.

The variety of historical relic sites contributed to forming
a string of traditional festivals.

The Pho Hien Cultural Festival takes place in the Pho Hien
relic complex in the third lunar month every year. It features traditional
rituals, games and art performances, and culinary art, bringing alive the
history, spirituality and culture of the land.

It allows tourists to get insight into the culture and
history of the ancient river port.

The event also helps promote the locality’s potential in
tourism and service development and serves as an attractive spiritual and
religious tourism destination.

In addition to its richness in culture and history, Hung Yen
is also celebrated for its eco-tourism, with the most well-known being the
Ecopark Township. Tourists can experience a fresh, green and
multi-architectural space there. To serve travellers, Ecopark has set up various free
bus routes to transport tourists from the centre of Hanoi capital.

Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture,
Sports and Tourism Pham Van Hieu said the province still has many sites where
tourism can be developed, like Hoa Phong handicraft village, Lac Dao rice wine
village, and Cao Thon incense making village.

Over the years, many travel agencies as well as the Hanoi’s
Tourism Department and nearby provincial local travel agencies have co-operated
with Hung Yen’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to organise tours. On
these journeys, tourists can feel the fresh countryside air and experience
community life and traditional products of the province, Hieu said.

Although there is huge tourism potential, Hung Yen has
failed to make a breakthrough in recent years. According to the director of Sao
Mai Tourism Limited Company, Hoang Phuong Mai, the province was only focusing
on spiritual tourism, which mainly attracted visitors in spring. Meanwhile,
many tourists have a huge interest in simply exploring.

“The province has many advantages which need to be explored.
There must be a connection between the local administration and tourism agencies to
create more exciting tours,” Mai said. 

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen
Duy Hung said the province will focus on co-operating with regional provinces
that are home to big tourism hubs like Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh, and
especially Hanoi.

He emphasised the importance of promoting and mobilising
investment to propel the province’s potential for tourism development./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/hung-yen-looks-to-further-develop-tourism/237249.vnp

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Domestic market to drive tourism recovery in 2023: insider

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With stronger tourism growth forecast for this year, the domestic market is expected to give the strongest boost to the recovery of this sector.

Domestic market to drive tourism recovery in 2023: insider hinh anh 1Visitors to Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – With stronger tourism growth forecast for this year, the domestic
market is expected to give the strongest boost to the recovery of this sector.

Not Chinese
travellers or any other sources of international tourists, it is the domestic
sector that will remain the “brightest” factor helping Vietnam’s tourism continue
recovering strongly in 2023, Nguyen Huu Y Yen, General Director of the Saigontourist
Travel Service Co. Ltd, said as cited by Thanh nien (Young people) newspaper.

He said
before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the three biggest sources of foreign
visitors to Vietnam were China, Russia, and the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Charter
flights from the RoK have been resumed just recently while there haven’t been
many Chinese tourists, and Russian tourists haven’t returned. The European and
US markets have begun to bounce back but are unlikely to record a breakthrough in
2023, he pointed out.

Yen
expected the number of international tourists in 2023 will return to about 50%
of the 2019 level. Meanwhile, in just over six months of 2022, the number of
domestic travellers rebounded to over 50% of the pre-pandemic level, and this
year’s figure will definitely reach 70 – 75%. Outbound tourism will also share
the same trend.

The
domestic market can regain the 2019 growth in 2024, the Saigontourist CEO predicted.

About 9
million Vietnamese travelled during the recent Lunar New Year holiday, surging 47.5%
year on year, statistics show.

Nguyen
Trung Khanh, General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism,
expressed his belief that 2023 will be a vibrant year for Vietnamese tourism in
terms of both domestic and international markets.

He cited
some experts as saying that the world will witness vigorous growth in travel
demand this year. As a bright spot in the global tourism map, Vietnam will
definitely not be out of this trend./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/domestic-market-to-drive-tourism-recovery-in-2023-insider/247667.vnp

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Da Nang promotes food into unique tourism product

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Not only famous for its beautiful natural landscapes, bridges and diverse cultural heritage as well as hospitality of the locals, the central coastal city of Da Nang boasts rich food known to world tourists for its unique taste.

Da Nang promotes food into unique tourism product hinh anh 1Da Nang promotes food into unique tourism product (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi– Not only famous for its
beautiful natural landscapes, bridges and diverse cultural heritage as well as
hospitality of the locals, the central coastal city of Da Nang boasts rich food known to world tourists for its
unique taste.

A convergence of local specialties and those of nearby provinces and
foreign countries, Da Nang is considered as a representative of the rich
culinary heritage of Vietnam.

Some of must-try dishes include banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake),
mi Quang (Quang noodles), Banh trang cuon thit heo (sliced pork rolled with
rice paper), goi ca Nam O (Nam O fish salad), among others.

According to the municipal Department of Tourism, there are now
more than 4,000 dining establishments and 200 restaurants in the city. Of this, over 2,000 small- and medium-sized ones specialise in dishes of
all regions of Vietnam.

Besides the taste of local dishes, foreign tourists can find themselves in a familiar atmosphere as they are surrounded with those from the Republic of Korea, China,
Japan, and Thailand.

Over the past time, the Da Nang’s Tourism Promotion Centre and the Da Nang Cuisine Culture Association have jointly organised food festivals and competitions, and promoted the city’s famous dishes on internet platforms
such as YouTube and TikTok.

Da Nang promotes food into unique tourism product hinh anh 2Son Tra night market (Photo:VNA)

Deputy Director of the department Nguyen Xuan Binh said to attract more tourists,
the city has developed a plan to promote the locality’s cuisine into a
unique tourism product during 2023-2025, with a vision to 2030.

The plan aims to diversify and form a system of such products, thus greatly contributing to building the brand and
image of the city’s tourist destinations, promoting economic development,
generating revenue, effectively exploiting the value chains, and preserving and
enhancing the exchange of cultural values to tourists./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/da-nang-promotes-food-into-unique-tourism-product/247662.vnp

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Tourism sector serves 13 million domestic ​tourists in January

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The Vietnamese tourism industry served 13 million domestic tourists in January, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Tourism sector serves 13 million domestic ​tourists in January hinh anh 1Tourism sector serves 13 million domestic tourists in January (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – The Vietnamese tourism
industry served 13 million domestic tourists in January, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Total revenue from tourists during the month was estimated at 46 trillion VND (1.96 billion USD).

During the seven-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday that lasted from January 20-26, the country was estimated to serve 9 million
domestic visitors, an increase of about 47.5% compared to the 2022 Tet, with an estimated revenue of 17.5 trillion VND.

The local tourism sector targets 110 million tourists this year, including 8
million foreign visitors and 102 million domestic holiday-makers; and earn some
650 trillion VND from the non-smoke industry.

In 2022, Vietnam recorded around 101.3 million domestic tourists, exceeding the yearly plan by 68.3% . The tourism sector booked some 495 trillion VND (21.1 billion USD) in revenue, 23% higher than the target, thanks to the whopping number of domestic tourists./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/tourism-sector-serves-13-million-domestic-tourists-in-january/247635.vnp

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