Central coastal city busy during National Day holiday hinh anh 1Tourists in Da Nang (Photo: VNA)
Da Nang (VNA) – The central city of Da Nang welcomed over 157,000 tourists during National Day holiday from August 31 – September 2, up nearly 6 percent annually.

Of them, more than 51,000 were foreigners, up 15.34 percent while the remaining were domestic visitors, up 6.77 percent.

The launch of several new international aviation routes between Da Nang and Busan, Cheongju (the Republic of Korea), Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Bangkok and Chiang Mai (Thailand) has helped bring more visitors to the city.

The number of visitors staying overnight rose by roughly 21 percent to over 57,100, including more than 27,000 foreigners.

The city has held various events to entertain tourists on the occasion, with the highlight being the International Lion, Dragon, and Unicorn Festival at Sun World Da Nang Wonders park, which attracted more than 30 teams from China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and the host Vietnam.

Da Nang tops the list of 10 most popular destinations for Vietnamese tourists in the 2019 summer, which was recently revealed by Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel booking platforms.- VNA