2016 will be a successful year for Vietnam Tourism. In September, the number of International tourists increase 25.7% over the same period last year. Other indicators, such as national income from tourism, spending by tourists, the duration of stay of tourists were also increased.2016 will be a successful year for Vietnam Tourism. In September, the number of International tourists increase 25.7% over the same period last year. Other indicators, such as national income from tourism, spending by tourists, the duration of stay of tourists were also increased.
What country springs to mind when you see the conical hat? We are sure most people will say Vietnam. The bustling capitol Hanoi located in the north, abounds in lakes, parks and boulevards, reminiscent of the French Colonial influence. The heart of Hanoi is the Old Quarter, a maze of narrow winding alleyways, selling everything from threads to coffins, and awash with street food vendors. In the south of Vietnam, Saigon is spacious, modern and deliciously busy, having been largely re-built after the last war. Hoi An, for centuries an international port, is an ancient town situated in central Vietnam, whose beautiful old buildings have strong Chinese and Japanese influence.
Hanoi Capital: Throughout the thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Ha Noi still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples.
Sapa Town: It’s a Northwest travel destination that every visitor can not miss when traveling to Vietnam. Sapa is most beautiful in spring. Apricot, plum and cherry flowers are splendidly beautiful. Markets are crowded and merry, and are especially attractive to visitors.
Halong Bay: Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s top attractions – The name "Halong" translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’. Halong Bay Vietnam is made up of 1,969 islands of various sizes, 989 of which have been given names. There are two kinds of islands, limestone and schist, which are concentrated in two main zones: the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay), and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay).
Hue City: Hue is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Huong River. Hue was the capital of 9 reigns of Nguyen. Hue still retains culture heritage and intangible heritage which contains values of wisdom and spirit of Vietnam.
Hoian Ancient Town: Hoi An is a small town on the bank of Thu Bon river in the central of Quang Nam province. It is one of the most famous destinations in the middle part of Viet Nam , 30km far from Da Nang. Hoi An ancient town was recognized as the World heritage by UNESCO.
Ho Chi Minh City: Beside the dynamic economy and modern life, the city is really developing in tourism , like the central of tourism in the South of Vietnam, and attracts millions of foreign tourists every year. The most prominent sites in the city is Reunification Palace, City Hall, the Municipal theatre also known as the Opera House, City Post Office, State Bank Office , City People's Court and Notre Dame cathedral. All of them are the special structures, which are influent with French architecture.
Mekong Delta: The Mekong Delta is made up of 12 Provinces and is the ‘golden land’ of tourism as far as southern Vietnam is concerned. In the first 3 months of 2015 the area received more than 7.3 million visitors, and the number just keeps growing. Take a leisurely boat trip along the Mekong River and absorb the local village culture. Visit the many tropical fruit orchards, coconut groves and bee keeping farms. Indulge yourself in traditional southern Vietnamese folk music and food.
Phuquoc Island: Phuquoc is becoming well known for stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling. This peaceful tropical paradise floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City.
2016: Total international arrivals in 9 months reached 7,265,380 arrivals, increase 25.7% over the same period last year.
2015: Total international arrivals in 12 months reached 7,572,352, representing a 10,6% growth over the same period last year.
2014: Total international arrivals in 12 months reached 7,874,312, increase 4.0% over the same period last year.
2013: Total international arrivals in 12 months reached 7,943,651 arrivals, increase 0.9% over the same period last year.
Source: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism