The local tourism sector needs USD 42.5 billion during the next 10 years, for the development of infrastructure and service. The funding is needed to increase the number of local tourists from 28 million in 2010 to 47-48 million in 2020 and foreign tourist arrivals from 5.05 million to 10 million.
The Thu Bon River basin covers an area of over 10,000 square kilometers in Quang Nam Province and is ranked fourth for hydropower potential in Vietnam. But to the local people, the river is considered the lifeblood that has helped raise many generations of residents on both banks.
Bai Rua, or Turtle Beach, is certainly one of the must-see beaches along the coast of central Vietnam, as the area in Ninh Hai District, Ninh Thuan Province boasts magnificent scenery, clean sand, original trees and beautifully-shaped rocks.
People admire the natural splendor of Nui Chua National Park in Ninh Thuan Province thanks to Vinh Hy Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam, where tourists can experience snorkeling, fishing and visiting the coral reef. But a key part of the park’s ecosystem is Lo O Stream in Vinh Hai Commune, Ninh Hai District, which lies northeast of Phan Rang-Thap Cham City.
In Southern people’s memories, Miet thu in the Mekong Delta is a deserted land where ‘muoi keu nhu sao thoi, dia lenh tua banh canh’ (mosquitoes buzz like the sound of flutes and leeches are much like noodles) and where people listen to the tranquil sounds of monkeys and birds.
As many as 300 delegates to the UNESCO World Congress, ambassadors from 30 countries and territories, and guests on Aug. 21 visited the ecotourism region of Trang An, ancient citadel of Hoa Lu and Bai Dinh temple in Ninh Binh province.
Over the past eight months, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has greeted nearly 2.12 million foreign tourists. The figure represents a year-on-year increase of 10 percent and fulfills 60 percent of the year's target, said the city's Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.