Dat Mui tourism site welcomes nearly 7,000 visitors during Tet hinh anh 1Dat Mui tourism site welcomes nearly 7,000 visitors during Tet  (Source: VNA)
Ca Mau  (VNA) – Nearly 7,000 holiday-makers, including hundreds of foreigners, flocked to Dat Mui in Ngoc Hien district, the southernmost province of Ca Mau, on February 7-8 (the last day of the lunar year and the first lunar day), according to the district People’s Committee.

Some 4,900 visits were made to the locality on the first day of the Lunar Year only, increasing three-fold from the same day last year.

The surge in the number of tourists was spurred by the inauguration of Ho Chi Minh Highway’s Nam Can Bridge-Dat Mui section as well as improvements of infrastructure, entertainment facilities and tourism services.

Secretary of the Ngoc Hien Party Committee Nguyen Truong Giang said that the inauguration of Nam Can-Dat Mui road has opened opportunities for the locality to promote its tourism potential. Dat Mui tourism area is expected to welcome 400,000-500,000 tourists in 2016 and greet 1 million visitors by 2020, he added.

Dat Mui, about 100 kilometres away from the centre of Ca Mau city, was discovered at the end of the 17th century. It is home to mangrove forests featuring a plethora of birds, wild animals and fish as well as other untouched landscapes.-VNA