Vietnamese cherish the Lunar New Year holiday and for the 2nd consecutive year enjoys a long holiday… well here are the favorite places for many of us … #MustSeeInVietnam Editor
Streets were heavily congested and visitors had to wait for three hours to take a cable car ride as popular tourist destinations were overrun by a sea of people during the seven-day Tet break.
Crowds flood the 3-kilometer-long Bai Sau, a popular beach in Vung Tau near Ho Chi Minh City, on January 24, the third day of new lunar year.
Some 174,000 visitors flocked to Vung Tau during the first four days of the Lunar New Year and many streets leading to beaches were gridlocked with long lines of vehicles.
Lying 100 km from HCMC, Vung Tau in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province is a favorite destination of people in the city and the neighboring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai.
Photo by Dang Khoa
Tourists watch a street art performance by foreign artists at the Sun World Phu Quoc tourist complex on the southern island of Phu Quoc during the Tet holiday.
Phu Quoc is expected to welcome 175,000 visitors, including 11,000 foreigners, during the Tet break, around 70% of pre-pandemic levels.
Photo courtesy of Sun World Phu Quoc
A street leading to the popular Ba Chua Xu Lady Temple at the foot of Sam Mountain in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang was heavily congested on Wednesday.
Vietnamese, especially Buddhists, have a long tradition of visiting pagodas and temples in the new year to pray for peace and luck during the new year.
Photo by Thanh Tung
A large crowd waits for a few hours to take a cable car to Ba Den Mountain, dubbed the roof of southern Vietnam, in Tay Ninh Province that borders HCMC on Wednesday.
The seven-day Tet break ends on Thursday.
Photo by Thai Ha
On the second day of the Lunar New Year, Hanoians flocked to the Temple of Literature to light incense and pray for good luck while some taking university entrance exams at mid-year came to seek blessings.
Photo by Giang Huy
Tam Chuc Pagoda in northern Ha Nam Province saw a sea of pilgrims on Wednesday.
The pagoda lies on the banks of a 600-hectare lake described as a mini version of the UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay with numerous small islets.
Photo by Anh Phu
In Sa Pa, tourists wait for nearly three hours to take a cable car ride to Mount Fansipan, the Roof of Indochina, on Wednesday.
Sa Pa received 58,000 visitors since the beginning of the Tet break, equivalent to last year’s number.
The hotel occupancy rate in Sa Pa during the Tet holiday reached 80% while some downtown streets were jam-packed, forcing traffic police to direct traffic to reduce congestion.
Photo by Phan Dau
Yen Tu Mountain in the northern Quang Ninh Province, home to many pagodas and temples and thus a popular destination for Buddhist pilgrims, received nearly 2,700 visitors on the first day of the Lunar New Year on Sunday, and 5,800 on the second day.
Managers of Yen Tu relic site said the number of visitors during the holidays has been 50% higher than on normal days.
Text by various reporters & Photo by Tung Lam Yen Tu for E.VnExpress.net
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