Kien Hai island district enjoys surge in visitor numbers

VOV.VN - The island district of Kien Hai in the southern province of Kien Giang has welcomed over 311,000 visitors since the beginning of the year, a sharp rise of 82 per cent in comparison with the same period last year.

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Nam Du archipelago
The number of visitors to the island district is expected to continue to increase sharply during the remaining months of the year, particularly with several public holidays yet to come such as National Day on September 2, the mid-Autumn festival, Christmas, and New Year. 

The island district of Kien Hai has fantastic potential to develop its eco-tourism industry, largely due to a number of beautiful landscapes on the island including stunning beaches such as Bai Chen, Bai Bang, Bai Cay Men, Hon Mau, and majestic mountains like Da Dai, Ma Thien Lanh, and Rada.

This year, the area has attracted a large number of tourists due to the area’s unique cultural characteristics and delicious local food.

According to the district’s People’s Committee, the island is home to over 135 accommodation establishments that feature nearly 1,150 rooms, 40 means of marine transport, and dozens of service facilities that meet the tourists' increasing demand.

Last year, the Nam Du archipelago and Lai Son commune were officially recognized as local tourist sites. This has therefore facilitated the attraction of foreign visitors to the island and contributed to developing the local tourism sector into a spearhead economy for the locality.

Huynh Hoang Son, Chairman of the Kien Hai district People’s Committee, emphazised that Kien Hai district’s advantages and other favourable conditions have allowed the area to develop a range of tourism activities, with underwater pastimes such as scuba diving around coral reefs proving particularly popular.

The district has also mobilized all necessary resources to be invested in building infrastructure to boost socio-economic development. Indeed, priority is being given to developing tourism, drawing major foreign investors, and encouraging residents to get involved in tourism development activities locally.

Kien Hai has also designed several unique tourism products aimed at improving the overall quality of the workforce to serve the tourism sector and strengthen environmental protection.

Moreover, the district has intensified regional connectivity, launched major tours to local attractions throughout the area, in addition to other provinces and cities nationwide such as HCM City and the Mekong Delta region, as well as encouraging transport businesses to invest in modern vehicles on the Rach Gia-Hon Tre-Lai Son-An Son marine routes.

These investments will help bring tourists to the island district in a fast, safe, and convenient manner.


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