Tourist numbers soar in big cities during national holiday hinh anh 1About 224,230 tourists came to the central city of Da Nang during national holiday (Source:VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Many big cities recorded a large number of tourists during the National Reunification Day and May Day holidays.

Nearly 228,000 tourists, including 42,640 foreign visitors arrived in capital city of Hanoi during the period, a year-on-year increase of 14 percent. The sector earned 646 billion VND (29 million USD), 14 percent more than the same period last year, the municipal Department of Tourism reported.

Popular attractions included the Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) , the Thang Long Royal Citadel, the capital’s old quarter, the Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple.

Between April 30 and May 2, about 224,230 tourists came to the central city of Da Nang, including 44,229 foreigners, up 25 percent compared with the same period last year.

According to the Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Chi Cuong, the city launched several programmes to ensure safety for beach activities amid concerns over poisoned fish.-VNA