Cai Rang floating market (Source:VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho welcomed 418,827 tourists in the first three months of this year, up 22 percent against the same period last year and equivalent to 29 percent of its goal for the year.

In the period, 65,110 foreigners visited – an increase of 6 percent.

Revenue from the tourism sector reached 441 billion VND (19.1 million USD), up 24 percent and accounting for 31.5 percent of the yearly plan.

The sharp rise in the number of tourists to Can Tho was due to the fact that the city had invested in transport infrastructure and a number of new cultural facilities, including Ninh Kieu Pedestrian Bridge and light decorations on Hoa Binh avenue .

In addition, the city has numerous interesting tourism sites, such as Southern Truc Lam Monastery, Cai Rang floating market, Bang Lang stork garden and Binh Thuy ancient house.

The city will host the fifth Southern Traditional Cake Festival in the mid-April this year and the Vietnam-France cooperation conference in September.

The events are expected to contribute to popularising local landscape and people, attracting more tourists to the city.-VNA