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Vietnam’s Sa Pa town launches information booths for upcoming tourism week

Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:07 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Sa Pa town launches information booths for upcoming tourism week
Tourists are seen at "Sa Pa Culture-Tourism Week," which ran at the famous Sa Pa resort town in the northern province of Lao Cai in 2014.

Three travel booths have been opened in Sa Pa, a famous resort town in northern Vietnam, to provide information on tourism services for visitors to the scenic locality and welcome the upcoming week dedicated to the tourist industry.

The three are erected in a flower garden, by a lake, and in a new coach station located in the heart of Sa Pa District in Lao Cai Province, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said.

The booth attendants will provide tourists with necessary information on tourism services, hotels and restaurants, among others.  Phone numbers of the chair of the Sa Pa District People’s Committee, head of the local police department, and hospitals are provided outside the booths.

Leaflets featuring detailed maps of scenic spots in Sa Pa in Vietnamese and English are also handed out there.

The booth attendants are fluent in at least one foreign language, including English.

The booths open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm every day, and their operation time will be extended during the upcoming “Sa Pa Culture-Tourism Week,” which is slated to run from April 28 to May 3.

The district’s authorities plan to operate the booths until the end of this summer.

The forthcoming tourism week will boast a wide array of fascinating activities, including “Festival on Clouds,” which features ethnic minority villagers’ traditional culture; a show displaying ethnic people’s attire; and a “Being Farmers in One Day” program.

Other highlights will be a music performance, a cuisine fair, stalls displaying rare flowers and ornamental plants, and an exhibition showcasing photos on Sa Pa’s picturesque landscape and cheery people.

On the week’s opening night on April 30, locals and tourists will get treated to a gorgeous fireworks display, which will sparkle above the banks of Xuan Vien Lake nestled in the heart of Sa Pa Town.

The town is expected to welcome over 50,000 tourist arrivals during the week.

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