Sa Pa welcomes 98,000 visitors during national holiday hinh anh 1On top of Mount Fansipan in Sa Pa (Photo: VNA)
Lao Cai (VNA) – Sa Pa, a famous tourist attraction in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, welcomed a record number of 98,000 visitors during the National Reunification Day and May Day holiday, a 122-percent rise over the same time in 2019 before COVID-19 broke out, according to the Culture-Information Division of the town.

The figure represents a surge of 755 percent over the same period in 2020 and 225 percent over 2021, it reported, adding that revenue from tourism during the four-day holiday (from April 30 to May 3) reached 295 billion VND (12.84 million USD).

During the holiday, Sa Pa run nine cultural-tourism events, including a street carnival to lure visitors.

Head of the division Hoang Thi Vuong said that local accommodation facilities were booked by 60-98 percent with the busiest days being on April 30 and May 1.

Although receiving a large number of about 10,000 vehicles, Sa Pa managed to ensure smooth traffic flow and arrange parking areas, she said.

Home to Mount Fansipan, the highest peak in Indochina, with cool weather throughout the year, Sa Pa has long been a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists. The inauguration of Hanoi - Lao Cai Expressway and the operation of Sun World Fansipan Legend have made Sa Pa tourism boom in recent years./.