Renowned tourist sites in the central provinces of Binh Dinh and Ninh Thuan and Mekong Delta Tien Giang province have greeted a large number of local and foreign visitors during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the country’s biggest annual holidays.

From January 31 to February 6, Binh Dinh received over 94,000 holiday-makers, recording a year-on-year increase of 25 percent.

The Quang Trung Museum in the locality heralded 50,000 tourists on February 4, the day marking the 225th lunar anniversary of the famous Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da battle in commemoration of Nguyen Hue, or Emperor Quang Trung, who led his guerrillas in a surprise attack from Hue imperial palace to Hanoi and defeated more than 20,000 soldiers of the Chinese Qing army.

As many as 20,000 arrivals were recorded at Ham Ho amusement park in Tay Son district, 2,000 people higher than the previous year’s same period, while the Ghenh Rang tourism site in Quy Nhon served more than 15,000 people during the holidays.

Meanwhile, Ninh Thuan province welcomed over 40,000 tourists from January 28-February 5, up 15 percent against the same period last year.

The locality’s most favorite destinations are Ninh Chu-Binh Son tourism site, Vinh Hy bay, and the Po Kklong Garai Cham temple towers.

Tien Giang also saw a strong rise in the number foreign and domestic visitors to the province during the nine-day Tet holidays.

It received 50,000 tourists, up 14 percent over the same time in 2013 and earned 2.6 billion VND in revenue, a year-on-year surge of 53 percent.

The three localities are intensifying promotion activities to spread their image to fascinate foreign arrivals.

They also focus on creating links with other localities across the country to open new tours and diversify products in the time to come.-VNA