Hanoi welcomes 500.000 visitors during Lunar New Year Festival

15:07 13/02/2019
PSNews - Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi welcomed 514,866 visitors during the Lunar New Year Festival – Year of the Pig, with a total revenue earned from the tourists estimated at VND 2,039 billion.

According to the city’s tourism department, during the nine-day Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which lasted from February 2-10 (28 December, 2018 to January 6, 2019 in lunar calendar) the Vietnam’s capital city attracted 514,866 visitors, including, up by 10.3 percent compared to the same period last year.

Hanoi welcomes 500.000 visitors during Lunar New Year Festival.

Among them, 162,676 are citizens of 141 other countries, 15% higher than that of the same period last year. The foreign tourists to Hanoi mostly came from the Republic of Korea, China, Malaysia, the US, UK, France, and Germany.

According to the VNA, the city’s tourism sector reeled in over 2.03 trillion VND (87.37 million USD), up 33.3 percent year on year.

 Tourist attractions in the capital city during Tet included the Thang Long Imperial Citadel site and a spring calligraphy festival at Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) – Quoc Tu Giam (the first university in Vietnam).

The total number of visitors to Hanoi hit 26.04 million last year, up 9.3 percent from 2017. Of the total, there were 5.74 million foreigners, a rise of 16 percent year-on-year.

By Thien Minh