Visitors to Can Gio district increase 40 percent
The number of visitors to Can Gio district, HCMC since early this year has increased 40 percent over the same period last year to reach 700,000 people, said of district People’s Committee deputy chairman Le Minh Dung yesterday.
|Visitors at Monkey island in Can Gio district|
Last year, the district received one million visitors with total tourist revenue approximating VND400 billion (US$17.6 million).
Most visitors to Can Gio are domestic people who usually visit and leave within the day. The number of long stay visitors is insignificant and even shows signs of reduction. Traveling to Can Gio takes about one hour from the center of HCMC.
With natural advantages, the district has focused on developing eco tourism and worked with travel companies to diversify tourist products.
Visitors to the district can choose homestay, afforestation or swift breeding tours, enjoy local specialties and listen to Don ca tai tu (southern folk song) in rivers.