City dwellers grab any chance they can to escape the dirt and smoke of Saigon to get some fresh air into their lungs in more peaceful, spacious and quiet places and the beach is a favorite destination to do just that.
When it comes to the end of a harvest, inauguration of a communal house or a wedding ceremony, C’tu ethnic people in Quang Nam Province dress up in traditional costumes and dance in tune with gong and drum beating and shouting.
During the Con Son – Kiep Bac Autumn Festival 2011, the Kiep Bac Temple relic area in Hung Dao Commune welcomed 10,000-30,000 visitors per day, reported the Hai Duong Provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.
“In a global environment marked by rising intolerance and crosscultural tensions, often exacerbated by the economic divide between nations, tourism can foster spiritual and cultural respect among and between peoples, while creating economic opportunities to benefit disadvantaged populations”
On September 13, the Saigon Travel and Service Company (Saigontourist) welcomed the five-star maritime cruise SuperStar Virgo at Lotus Port in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). 2,700 tourists and crew members were onboard, mainly from Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.