A field in Chau Doc, An Giang province (Photo: internet)

An Giang  (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of An Giang has welcomed about 6.3 million tourists in the first nine months of 2016, a year on year increase of 5.6 percent and 0.8 percent above this year’s target.

Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Khanh Hiep said of the 6.3 million tourists, the number of non-resident visitors and travelers was estimated at 390,000, up 20 percent compared to the same period last year, with international arrivals at more than 50,000 tourists, up 31 percent against the same period last year.

An Giang has implemented several measures to attract more tourists, including developing spiritual tourism, recreation and eco-tourism.

Several attractions in the province have been popular to visitors, including the memorial area of late President Ton Duc Thang, Sam mountain relic, Tuc Dup Hill and Pol Pot killings relic site.

The province has also attached importance to preserving relic sites, such as Vinh Te, Binh Hoa communal houses in Chau Thanh district, Binh Duc, My Phuoc communal houses in Long Xuyen city, and tens of other vestige sites, and memorial places.-VNA