Tourist Areas in the Mekong Prepare for Tet Festival

Tourist areas in the Mekong delta are busily preparing to welcome the Tet festival 2014.

Tourists are buying a souvenir when touring to a Mekong delta province (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta officially opened its first Flower Street on January 28.  It will be open for seven days of the Lunar New Year holiday.  Ancient houses and ecological areas such as My Khanh, Khuong Islet and Khuong Dien will be open for visitation.

Dong Thap Province tourism increased 30 percent every year compared to last year, said Deputy Director of Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ngo Quang Tuyen.

The province’s leaders are determined to invest more in tourist areas including Nguyen Sinh Sac Monument to honor Ho Chi Minh’s father, flower village of Sa Dec, Huynh Thuy Le Home Dec Town, and Tram Chim National Park where thousands of Sarus cranes reside.

Bac Lieu Province in the Mekong Delta spent over VND2,500 billion (US$118,825) building 21 hectares at Nga Mat.

Kien Giang Province’s Phu Quoc Island is ready to dazzle tourists with beautiful pristine islands.

There is no increase in price for tourism, said Director of Kien Giang Tourist Center Nguyen Dinh Trung.

An Giang Province considers tourism its biggest industry, said authorities. The province’s famous tourist sites are Cam Mountain, Ton Duc Thang Monument, Tra Su Cajuput Forest and Ba Chua Xu Temple.

By Huynh Loi, An Binh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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