During the last days of the National Day holiday, Hanoi's weather turned cool in the autumn, so the number of visitors to tourist attractions, entertainment areas and commercial centres continued to remain high.
According to the Management Board of President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, on the morning of September 2 alone, the Mausoleum welcomed nearly 33,000 visitors, including 635 foreigners.
The Thang Long Imperial Citadel relic site welcomed 14,000 on September 2. It is expected that during the four holidays, the relic site will welcome about 35,000 visitors, not to mention thousands of children who can visit for free. Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) receives an average of nearly 10,000 visitors every day.
Hoa Lo Prison relic site received the largest number of visitors on September 2, with 8,300 arrivals. During the remaining days, the number of visitors varied from 4,000 to 5,000. The areas around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old Quarter are the places where many cultural and artistic activities are held. On average, the pedestrian space around Hoan Kiem Lake alone welcomed about 40,000 visitors per day.
During the National Day holiday, many types of public transport in Hanoi such as public bicycles, the Cat Linh – Ha Dong metro line and double-decker buses welcomed thousands of users on the first day of the holiday.
According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, the tour to the headquarters of the City People's Council and People's Committee welcomed 65 delegations with 1,614 guests, on September 1-2.
Suoi Tien cultural tourist area welcomed about 25,000 visitors on September 3 alone and is expected to serve a total of about 70,000 visitors during the four days. Similarly, Dam Sen Cultural Park served 9,000 visitors on September 3.
In response to activities celebrating the National Day, nearly 100 businesses in the city announced to continue applying tourism stimulus programmes and super discounts for more than 100 products related to the waterway, shopping, staying, relaxing and eating.
The beautiful weather is favourable for organising and participating in the activities in celebration of National Day in the northern mountainous provinces. In Suoi Giang Commune, Van Chan District, Yen Bai Province, about 2,000 people, of which more than half are ethnic minorities, attended a flag-raising ceremony on National Day (September 2), on the foggy mountaintop and watched a cross-country running tournament. At the same time, thousands of locals cheered on the 2023 open traditional bamboo boat racing tournament of ethnic minority groups in the Thac Ba Lake area of Yen Binh District.
Visitors to Ha Long Bay increased sharply during National Day holidays.
During the National Day holiday, the total number of tourists to Quang Ninh is estimated to reach 318,000 (equivalent to 150% over the same period in 2022), including 19,000 foreigners and 132,000 domestic guests. On September 3 alone, Quang Ninh welcomed about 86,000 visitors, including 6,392 foreign arrivals.
Tens of thousands of tourists flock to tourist destinations in Nghe An Province during the recent holidays. Kim Lien Special National Relic Site in Nam Dan District welcomed thousands of visitors from all over the country, to pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh every day.
The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre said on September 2, the monuments opened for free to all Vietnamese people and tourists. During the past three years, the centre welcomed nearly 30,000 domestic tourists, mainly on September 2 and sold more than 1,000 entrance tickets for foreign tourists to visit the monuments.
Tourists join a kayaking tour in Da Nang.
In Da Nang City, over 15,000 visitors came to Nui Than Tai Hot Spring Park from September 1-3. The number of visitors to the Ba Na Hill tourist area also increased by 20% over the same period in 2022.
One hundred national flags along the Golden Bridge on the top of Ba Na created a check-in point for tourists.
The number of domestic and international tourists to Quang Nam Province during the past three days increased sharply than expected. More than 2,500 visitors, mainly international visitors, visited My Son Sanctuary, a World Heritage Site, in Duy Xuyen District.
A large number of visitors flocked to Hoi An World Cultural Heritage, especially the area of Hoi An - Cu Lao Cham inland wharf.
In recent days, Khanh Hoa Province welcomed 503,154 visitors, including 23,450 foreigners, a year-on-year increase of 263.34%. The average room capacity of accommodation establishments was about 68.69%.
Ponagar Tower Relic Site in Nha Trang City (Khanh Hoa Province) welcomed numerous tourists during the holidays.
According to the Culture and Information Office of Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province, on the occasion of the National Day holiday, the number of travellers to Mang Den National Eco-tourism Area increased sharply, up to tens of thousands. It is expected to reach the target of welcoming at least 50,000 visitors.
Meanwhile, in Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, unfavourable weather caused the number of tourists to decrease significantly. Many food service establishments, accommodations, and famous tourist attractions operate at about half capacity.
Despite the rains, destinations in Ca Mau Province still welcomed a large number of tourists. According to the Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, during the three days, nearly 30,000 visitors visited and had fun in localities in the province. On September 2 alone, the province welcomed more than 16,000 visitors.
The large number of visitors to the cities, tourism centres and destinations around the country during the recent National Day holidays is a good sign, creating momentum for the tourism sector to complete its tasks set from now to the end of the year.