SEA Games 31: Quang Ninh works hard to promote tourism brand hinh anh 1A corner of Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – The Party Committee of the northeastern province of Quang Ninh has directed agencies and units serving the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) to consider organising sightseeing programmes for sports delegations in order to help athletes and coaches enjoy an interesting experience in the locality.

During the Games, Quang Ninh will host the events of beach handball, chess, women’s football, indoor volleyball, Chinese chess, beach volleyball, and triathlon, which are slated from May 6-22 with the participation of over 1,400 athletes.

Provincial authorities have been demanded to pay attention to well preparing facilities and equipment serving SEA Games 31 and other works to ensure social security and order and traffic safety.

Relevant communication campaigns to promote local tourism have been also promoted.

According to Dinh Huu Chung, vice director of Tuan Chau Group – the host of beach volleyball and handball, and triathlon events, the preparation at the Tuan Chau international tourism site in Ha Long city has been basically completed.

This is an opportunity for Tuan Chau in particular and Quang Ninh in general to promote unique and impressive tourism products to international friends, he said.

SEA Games 31, themed “For a Stronger South East Asia”, will be held in the capital city of Hanoi and 11 neighbouring provinces and cities from May 12 to 23.

Featuring 40 sports with 526 events, it is expected to attract around 10,000 participants. The biennial event was initially slated for late 2021 but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact.

For 2022, Quang Ninh looks to attract over 10 million visitors, including 1.5 million foreigners, with a revenue of about 21 trillion VND (918.3 million USD).

With a coastline of 120km, the UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay of Quang Ninh is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam. It features thousands of islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.

Amidst the beautiful landscape, Sun World Ha Long Park complex in Ha Long Bay provides fun and tremendous excitement to visitors of all ages, as they can take part in exciting and adventurous games at Dragon Park and Typhoon Water Park.

They can also take sightseeing trips to Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu cultural and spiritual complex or experience their journey across Ha Long Bay and admire the beautiful heritage city scene at night from above by Queen Cable Car in the complex.

Like a Japanese peaceful village in Quang Hanh valley, Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh is also an attractive destination to tourists. It offers Japanese-style healthcare tourism service with hot spring baths.

Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh is a perfect choice for health and beauty care.

As a magnet of tourism in the northern region, Quang Ninh province offers all types of accommodation for tourists, from budget homestays to luxury resorts.

Alongside international standard hotels such as the Wyndham Legend Halong and Muong Thanh Grand Ha Long, or unique homestays, travellers can also spend their stay at Premier Village Halong Bay Resort, which offers the most breathtaking scenery of Ha Long Bay.

Premier Village Halong Bay Resort, which owns 67 high-class villas with a view embracing the amazing scenery of the world's natural wonder, along with a series of five-star standard services, is the most luxurious resort in Ha Long and is an ideal option for holiday-makers.

Food experience is one of reasons why people love to visit Quang Ninh, where they can enjoy fresh and savoury seafood and great local delicacies.

Quang Ninh is home to majestic trekking routes, including the “dinosaur spine” in Binh Lieu border district, or the routes leading to sacred religious sites such as the Cai Bau Pagoda, Cua Ong Temple, Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu, and the Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape./.