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Visitors flock to spiritual destinations in Mekong Delta this year

Update: February, 16/2016 - 09:40
Thousands of tourists travelled to spiritual destinations in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta for Tet (Lunar New Year) this year. — Photo cand.com.vn
HCM CITY  (VNS) — Thousands of tourists travelled to spiritual destinations in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta for Tet (Lunar New Year) this year.

The Tay An pagoda, Hang pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb and Ba Chua Xu Temple in An Giang Province received more than 350,000 visitors between February 8-14, said Tran Thi Tuyet Em, head of the Sam Mountain Monuments Management Board.

Compared to last year's holiday period, there were 100,000 more visitors this year, Em said.

Traffic congestion was worse this year because of the influx of visitors.

More than 175,000 pilgrims visited Cam (Forbidden) Mountain in An Giang's Tinh Bien District between February 8-14, said Pham Van Dung, head of the Management Board of the tourist area of Cam Mountain.

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery in Can Tho City's Phong Dien District was also crowded with foreign and domestic visitors during the holiday.

More than 40,000 tourists travelled to Dat Mui cape, the southernmost point of the country in Ca Mau Province, during Tet, four times higher than last year's figure, said Ly Hoang Tien, chairman of Ngoc Hien District's People's Committee.

The number of tourists to Dong Thap Province also sharply rose to 300,000 visitors, with Sa Dec Flower Village and Nguyen Sinh Sac relic site receiving most of the tourists, according to Ngo Quang Tuyen, deputy director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. — VNS

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