Public holidays boost tourism

Combined with the weekend, the two days of public holidays have led to an increase in tourists around the country.

Ho Chi Minh City: Rain keeps people at home.

Travelers flock to Water Park, Ho Chi Minh City in the dry morning, May 1

With rain lasting for hours on May 1, many visitors to Dam Sen, Suoi Tien, zoo and botanical garden and Le Thi Rieng Park went home early, with many outdoor music programs canceled.

During the dry morning, 250,000 people visited Dam Sen and Suoi Tien. The Water Park also saw its numbers triple compared with normal days.

Over the last two days, Dai Nam Cultural-Historical-Tourist Zone in Thu Dau Mot Town welcomed a large number of visitors.
 
The number of visitors going to Thanh Le Cultural Park also exceeded the number of visitors on April 30 by 500. Many visitors appreciated the clean and green look recently given to the park.

Nha Trang Beach attracted more than 1,000 foreign visitors

The Bahamas Legend of the Sea come to Nha Trang Port

The Bahamas Legend of the Sea set sail from Chan May Port, Thua Thien Hue Province, for Nha Trang on May 1, carrying nearly 1,600 passengers, 1,000 were foreign visitors.

They toured Dam Tron market, Ponaga Tower, Long Son pagoda, and the Cai River. They also visited craft villages on the outskirts of Nha Trang City, enjoyed traditional art performances and tasted local specialties.
  
According to local travel agents, the number of visitors to Nha Trang has increased sharply over the past two days.

All key tourist resorts have been full.

Nha Trang has been welcoming between 25,000-30,000 visitors every day for the four day weekend.

Traffic jams in Hanoi

Traffic jams occurred in Lang Hoa Lac in Hanoi with heavy numbers of vehicles and people traveling on the street. Jams were created by floods of visitors trying to get into Thien Duong Bao Son Park.

Traffic was mostly cleared by the afternoon.

Da Lat: Prices increased

On May 1, warm weather brought a threefold increase of tourists, with traffic jams occurring on its major roads and bridges.

To take advantage of the situation, many car parks increased prices by VND5,000 per motorbike and VND15,000 per car.

Many restaurants also increased prices from VND18,000 to VND30,000 per bowl of pho. Most hotels were fully booked, with room prices having been tripled.

Mekong Delta: Green tourism

Visitors queue to enjoy traditional food at My Khanh tourist area, Can Tho Province. (Photo: SGGP)

During the past two days, the number of travelers flocking to the Mekong Delta has also increased sharply.

My Khanh and Phu Sa in Can Tho welcomed 3,000 to 4,000 visitors each day, an increase of three to four times usual visitors.

Many souvenir shops on the Rach Mieu bridge, which links Ben Tre and Tien Giang Provinces, pier attracted customers. Le Thi Dung, a shop owner, saw takings increase 20 to 30 percent.

Rains did not dampen spirits for people visiting crocodile and ostrich parks, fishing ponds and floating markets.

By staff writers - Translated by Thanh Huong

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