Tourists visit Hanoi's Old Quarter (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The capital city of Hanoi welcomed more than 54,000 international visitors during the four-day holidays from April 29 to May 2, a year-on-year increase of 33 percent.

The number of domestic holidaymakers was estimated at 235,400, up 7 percent against the same period last year.

The city’s tourism sector raked in 867 billion VND (38.1 million USD) in revenue, a year-on-year rise of 21 percent.

Hanoi’s popular destinations included Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ngoc Son Temple, Temple of Literature, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Ba Vi National Park, Huong Pagoda, Duong Lam Ancient Village and Tay Phuong Pagoda.

Other localities such as the central city of Da Nang and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho also drew many holidaymakers.

Da Nang received more than 311,300 tourists, including 84,500 foreigners and 226,700 domestic visitors, representing a year-on-year rises of 91.2 percent and 26 percent, respectively.

During the holidays, visitors could participate in the 2017 Da Nang International Fireworks Festival which began on April 29 with various activities, including a marine tourism programme, a street music show, an art performance, and an international cuisine festival.

Most of the foreign tourists came from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Meanwhile, Can Tho served some 100,000 vacationers during the holidays, a yearly increase of 12 percent, including nearly 6,000 overseas visitors.

The city’s tourism industry grossed 30.5 billion VND (1.3 million USD) in revenue, a year-on-year rise of 17 percent.

Attractive destinations included Southern Truc Lam Zen Monastery, My Khanh tourism village and Lung Cot Cau tourism site.-VNA