Tung Son Thach Park (Rin Rin Park), a Japanese-style garden, was officially inaugurated on March 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, with the hope of promoting cultural exchange and mutual understanding between the two countries’ people.

Covering an area of 20,000 sq.m in Xuan Thoi Dong commune, Hoc Mon district, the park is the first of its kind in Vietnam. Many Japan ’s art forms like Bonsai and stone sculpture works are displayed here. All the trees, rocks and fish raised in an outdoor pond are brought from Japan.

The park was built by an overseas Vietnamese who has lived in Japan for more than 30 years.

According to La Quoc Khanh, Deputy Director of the Municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism La Quoc Khanh, the opening of the park contributes to diversifying the city’s tourism products.

The city has set a target of 4.4 million foreign visitors, earning 94 trillion VND ( 4.4 billion USD) from tourism activities in 2014.

Last year, more than 4.1 million foreign tourists, generating revenue of 81.97 trillion VND (3.85 billion USD).-VNA