Accordingly, visitors to Vietnam will be given free tours at weekends in order to learn more about the history, culture, people and cuisine of big cities, namely Hanoi, Ha Long, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho.

 Bui Vien walking street

The tour has been designed specifically for each locality, based on its individual characteristics and each tour is expected to take about two to three hours.

Among the tours, Ho Chi Minh City will be a highlight and join the tour named “The Pearl of the Far East”, visitors will be escorted to Ben Thanh Market, the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, the Central Post Office, the Opera House, Nguyen Hue Avenue, the office of the municipal People’s Committee, and the book street. A further tour named “Bustling China town” brings tourists to Ong Bon Pagoda, Soai Kinh Lam fabric market, Quan Am Pagoda, Tue Thanh and Tam Son club-houses, and Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street.

Hanoi’s Opera House, Hanoi Fair, Exhibition and Advertisement Centre, Ly Thai To flower garden, Ngoc Son Temple, The Hue bridge, Ba Kieu Temple, the memorial house dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh, Quan Chuong Gate, Nha Tho-Ly Quoc Su-Au Trieu are all ideal destinations for international visitors while they join the “When the old quarter lights up” tour.

According to Huynh Thi Doan Thuy, a representative from Vietravel, the company has designed these non-profit tours with the aim of popularizing the images of Vietnam among visitors, especially those who wish to experience the culture and cuisine of Vietnam but they are not familiar enough with suitable destinations in Vietnam and international tourists will find it easy to register for these special tours.

In the short term, the travel company will expand these tours to other cities nationwide, including Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Vinh, Ca Mau, Rach Gia and the island district Phu Quoc to give foreigners more opportunities to experience the S-shaped country of Vietnam.

Source: vnexpress

Translated by Mai Huong