Intercity routes see a positive sign in attracting travelers.
The city’s tourism industry has encouraged districts across the city to create their own unique tourism products and organize tours that visit popular local attractions in response to the “Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City”-themed tour program to invite visitors to return after two years. hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Travel companies have also recognized that intercity routes see a positive signal to attract travelers.
A Tourist Culture and Cuisine Festival will be held in Cu Chi district from September 1 to 4. The event will provide visitors with an opportunity to visit district attractions such as Ben Duoc Tunnel, Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, a memorial house for the heroic Vietnamese mother Nguyen Thi Ranh, a high-tech agricultural area, fruit gardens in Trung An commune; and learn about the typical souvenir products of the district.
The festival is also an opportunity to promote Cu Chi district’s cultural identities, traditional values and tourist attractions among visitors, as well as develop the locality’s tourism potential, said chairwoman of the People’s Committee of Cu Chi district. , Pham Thi Thanh Hien.
On the occasion of the National Day (September 2), the city’s tourist areas of Dam Sen and Suoi Tien, the Saigon Zoo and the Botanical Garden are expected to attract a large number of travellers. Suoi Tien tourist area will offer free entrance fee for people with meritorious services to the revolution, officers of the armed forces, wounded soldiers, war veterans and heroic Vietnamese mothers.
District 1 People’s Committee has cooperated with Vietluxtour under Fiditour Travel Company to launch a tour called “Biet Dong Sai Gon” (Sai Gon Rangers). The trip will take travelers to visit the historical sites in the district related to “Biet Dong Sai Gon” (Sai Gon Ranger) who contributed to the liberation of the south and national reunification, such as Do Phu –Dai Han Com tam cafe (Vietnamese Broken Rice with Grilled Pork Restaurant), a former secret People’s Army base in Saigon during the Vietnam War; Biet Dong Sai Gon Museum (Sai Gon Rangers), the People’s Voice of Ho Chi Minh City (VOH), the city’s official broadcasting station. Nhan Huong Restaurant: A secret base of the People’s Army inside the wartime Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden, Reunification Palace.
Meanwhile, tours called “Hoc Mon – Historic Land” and “District 12 – There are many new things” offered by the People’s Committees of District Hoc Mon and District 12 in coordination with the municipal Tourism Department will take visitors to Nga Ba Giong Heroic Martyr. Memorial site, Koi Rin Rin Park with beautiful and colorful koi fish imported from Japan, Hoang Phap Pagoda, Resort Villa H20, Binh Nhan Temple.
There are also tours entitled “Recovery of Historical Relics” and “Many Interesting Things” organized by Go Vap and Tan Binh districts.
HCMC has about 30 downtown tours and tour products that travel companies have offered to visitors. In addition, about 20 new tour programs and dozens of nightlife spots are planned to be introduced to tourists in the near future, said Director of HCMC Tourism Department Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa.