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Ho Chi Minh City inks tourism deal with 3 Mekong Delta provinces

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 17:39 GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City and the three Mekong Delta provinces of Long An, Tien Giang and Dong Thap have signed an agreement to develop a “one journey, three destinations” tourism package.

The deal was signed on Saturday during a meeting among officials of the four administrations in Dong Thap.

The tourism route, which starts from Ho Chi Minh City and spans Long An, Tien Giang and Dong Thap, will take tourists through the most notable attractions at each stop.

In Long An, tourists will have the chance to visit the Tan Lap floating village and a center for research and conservation of medicinal plants, while enjoying local dishes made from a signature kind of freshwater algae.

The highlight of the tour’s stop in Tien Giang will be a pagoda visit and a treat to a wide variety of locally grown tropical fruits.

Two women in the traditional Vietnamese dress ‘ao dai’ stand next to a lotus pond in Dong Thap Province. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two women in the traditional Vietnamese dress ‘ao dai’ stand next to a lotus pond in Dong Thap Province. Photo: Tuoi Tre

In Dong Thap, visitors will be taken to a unique archeological site as well as the Tram Chim National Park, home to more than 220 species of bird including the endangered red-crowned cranes, and enjoy drinks and dishes made from the lotus plant.

Bui Ta Hoang Vu, director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism, asserted that the city’s coordination with tourism authorities in Long An, Tien Giang and Dong Thap was a concrete step toward the goal of offering city tourists immersive experiences of the countryside lifestyle through well-designed routes.

 “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,” said Le minh Hoan, Party chief of Dong Thap, reciting a famous African proverb.

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