The Thanh Hoa provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has launched its first waterway tours on the Ma River.

Tourists can enjoy landscapes along the river banks and visit historic sites.

The tours, which depart at the Ham Rong Tourism Boat Station in Hoang Hoa district, will take tourists upstream or downstream the Ma River.

On the tour that goes downstream, tourists can visit several famous sites such as Nguyet Vien village in Hoang Quang commune, which produced many illustrious students and scholars under the feudal Confucian education system; Trang Quynh (a legendary wit living in the 18th century) Temple; and Sam Son, a well-known beach destination.-VNA