Visitors to Uong Bi ornamental market (Source: thoidai.com.vn)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northern province of Quang Ninh on September 1 opened the Uong Bi ornamental market – the first of its kind in the locality.

The market gathers on all days of a week, with the main falling on Saturdays. At present, it has 50 fixed stalls and nine mobile ones.

Visitors to the market can buy ornamental animals, plants, antiquities, and specialties of the province.

The market is expected to diversify the province’s tourism types and products, thus helping lure more tourists.

To bring the market into full play, Uong Bi city’s authorities plan to connect tours to attract more tourists to the market.

The northern coastal province welcomed 9.2 million tourists, including 3.2 million foreigners, during the first eight months of this year, up 25 percent year-on-year.

Quang Ninh province aims to attract over 12 million visitors this year, including 5 million foreigners.

In 2017, Quang Ninh received 9.87 million tourists, including 4.28 million foreigners, up 18 percent and 23 percent respectively.-VNA