Although there was only 01 day off for Western New Year, and it was quite cold, many tourist attractions in the country were still significantly crowded. At Phu Bai airport, the Thua Thien – Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism organized a welcome celebration and gave gifts to the first 20 guests in New Year’s Day. These guests were from Hanoi via the Vietnam Airlines flight.
According to the Thua Thien – Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the estimated number of visitors to Hue City during the New Year holiday nearly 8.000, of which nearly 70 % are foreign tourists.
In Da Nang, on the first day of 2014, Da Nang residents and visitors focused on sightseeing, entertaining at the shopping centers such as Big C , Co.opmart , Lotte … The outdoor tourist destinations such as My Khe beach , Ba Na resort … had little visitors because of cold weather.
Most of them in Da Nang choose to go the pagoda on New Year’s First Day. There are thousands of visitors praying at Linh Ung Pagoda with highest Buddha Guanyin in Viet Nam.
Mr. Tran Chi Cuong – Deputy Director of the Da Nang department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said this western new year festival, Da Nang organized many outdoor activites which attracted many young people involving.
In the afternoon of same day, the representative of the Da Nang department of Culture, Sports and Tourism also welcomed 253 Japanese tourists on flight VN9303 of Viet Nam Airlines from Narita to this beach city. This was also the first international tourists visited Da Nang on the first day of new year .
Early morning of the first day 2014 , Hoi An City , Quang Nam welcomed 21 first international tourists from Germany to visit the old town.
At 9 AM on 1st January 2014, at Chua Cau stage, the representative of the Quang Nam department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Hoi An’ authorities welcomed the first tourists delegation held by a domestic travel agent to Quang Nam.
Mr. Stefan Hueter, visitor in the first delegation, expressed: “Having traveled many places but this is the first time I went to Hoi An. I’m thrilled to be welcomed by the unique musical repertoire, given gifts and joined with the locals playing folk games. I will share my comments with friends to come to Hoi An more”.
This year, the western new year festival is in the middle of the week so most of Ho Chi Minh people cannot go far, they mainly concentrated on shopping and entertaining in the city.
At 15 PM of January 1st, Dam Sen Parks has welcomed 38,000 passengers and by the end of the day, the total number of visitors are 50,000. On the first day of new year, Dam Sen Park has many activities including live shows of Tran Thanh artists, special music shows to welcome New Year , New Year parade , animals circus , magic …
On the first day of new year, at Suoi Tien Amusement Park, fruit festival and other cultural activities , festivals are also held with many visitors attending …