Binh Dinh tourism: Harmony of sea and culture

The tourist hotspots in Binh Dinh has been busy as usual since May when more and more domestic tourists flocked to the province.

Tourists are visiting the Quang Trung Museum located in Tay Son District.

The most popular destinations for first-time visitors to Binh Dinh are Ky Co Eo Gio and Phuong Mai sand dunes. They may be also interested in visiting the Quang Trung Museum, which now offers 3D photos describing historical events under the Tay Son dynasty.

Local travel agencies were also encouraged to provide more services, aiming to make tourists stay longer.

At present, four craft villages in the province are being targeted for tourism packages, including Bau Da wine village, Phu Cat conical hat village, giant squash gardens in My Tho commune and rice girdle cake-making village in Tam Quan Nam. Those who visit these places will have a chance to experience the manufacturing process.

According to Nguyen Hoang Vu, head of Binh Dinh Tourism Association, newly-exploring destinations, such as Long Phuong martial arts club and Lang Song Seminary, are expected to lure more tourists in the coming time.

The association also planned to add the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education to the new packages.

The province’s relevant bodies have coordinated with neighbouring provinces of Gia Lai, Phu Yen and Quang Ngai to facilitate the connection between tour operators.

The province is focusing on the Binh Dinh-Quang Ngai route, aiming to form a new package, said Binh Dinh Tourism Department’s Director Nguyen Van Dung.

The local tour operators has boosted the cooperation with their partners in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, promoted Quy Nhon as a safe and friendly destination and joined in the stimulus programme.

As a result, the rate of tourists coming to Binh Dinh increased by 60% in June and many hotels in the city was fully booked until August.

The original story was published in Vietnamese on baotintuc.vn

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