A group of Chinese tourists visit Nha Trang resort city in central Khanh Hoa province. (Photo: baokhanhhoa.com.vn)

Beijing (VNA) – About 25,000 Chinese holiday-makers visited Mong Cai, a city on the border between Vietnam and China, in northern Quang Ninh province on one-day tours during the Lunar New Year holiday from February 7 to 13.

It was the highest number of visitors ever recorded, said the border guard station at China’s Dongxing border gate.

Statistics released on February 14 by China’s Guangxi Tourism Development Committee also showed that the number of Chinese tourists travelling to Vietnam through Dongxing, Pingxiang and Longbang of Guangxi province during the national holiday doubled the figure of the same period last year.

A majority of them were on tours to Vietnam or to get to other tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.

Over 10,000 Chinese tourists went through Dongxing border gate to travel to Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand between February 8 and 10.

Vietnam and Guangxi province have enhanced their ties in transportation and cross-border trade over the past few years which facilitated tourism routes from China to Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Travel agencies also took the opportunity to promote a wide range of tour packages from China to Vietnam during the week-long holiday, such as Dongxing-Mong Cai one-day tour or Dongxing – Mong Cai – Tra Co two-day tour.-VNA