Two Taiwan cities pitch their tourism attractions in Vietnam hinh anh 1A view of Kaohsiung City in Taiwan (Photo:

HCM City (VNA)
- Kaohsiung and Pingtung, two Taiwanese cities, held a conference in HCM City on December 9 to promote tourism.

Hsu Chuan-sheng, the head of the Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau highlighted the four strengths of the south-western city - shopping, "seeking blessings [from the Buddha]", food, and beach.

Around 300,000 Vietnamese live in Taiwan (China), and hundreds of students study there.

There are 10 flights to HCM City from Kaohsiung every week, and seven to Hanoi.

"The distance from Kaohsiung to HCM City and Hanoi is even closer than between HCM City and Hanoi," Hsu added.

He said his agency would soon work with VietJet to start direct flights to Kaohsiung next year.

Pingtung, the southernmost city in Taiwan, is blessed with lovely weather year round, making it a perfect choice for a beach vacation.

Nguyen Thi Khanh, Deputy Chairwoman of the HCM City Tourism Association, said the number of Vietnamese travelling abroad this year had topped 5 million.

The number of Vietnamese travellers to Taiwan has increased this year, she said.-VNA