Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho welcomed 82,800 visitors, including 6,200 foreigners, in the three-day National Day holidays spanning from September 1-3, a rise of 8 percent year on year.

According to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, about 21,900 tourists stayed overnight in the city during the holidays, up 10.6 percent year on year, including 2,550 foreign visitors, an increase of 10.1 percent.

Total earnings from tourism activities are estimated at 54 billion VND, 12.7 percent higher than the same time last year, the department reported.

Can Tho is at the centre of the Mekong Delta, which is designed to be one of the seven key tourism regions of Vietnam under the master plan for tourism development until 2020 with a vision to 2030.

Major tourist destinations of Can Tho include Ninh Kieu bridge, Ninh Kieu port, Truc Lam Zen Pagoda, My Khanh eco-tourism village, Lung Cot Cau and Lung Tram tourist areas, and Mien Tay bird park.

In the first seven months of this year, Can Tho served more than 5.2 million visitors, and the figure for the entire year is estimated to surpass 8 million.-VNA