Mui Ne Vietnam crowded with visitors
Mui Ne Vietnam crowded with visitors, the coastal resort kingdom of Mui Ne (resorts in Mui Ne)in Phan Thiet City Vietnam seemed to be smaller when there were tens of thousands of local and international travelers flocking there during the VIetnam Lunar New Year or Vietnam Tet.
Ngo Minh Chinh, director of the Binh Thuan Tourist Department, told the Daily that there were some 38,000 visitors to the region during the first five days of the Lunar New Year, with international vacationers amounting to 7,200.
Chinh said that local Tet revelers increased 30% as compared with last year, while international vacationers soared 20%. He noted that unlike the locals who often spend around 2-3 days on their holidays, the international vacationers stayed longer 10-15 days, making resorts in the region often full during Tet.
Chinh added that there were 3 many activities in the region during Vietnam Tet, attracting many local and international travelers. Each resort had its own program to celebrate Vietnam Tet, introducing traditional cultural features to international visitors who for the first time experienced Tet.
Seahorse Resort organized a program to show international guests how to make banh chung (sticky square rice cake). After being introduced the meaning of this traditional cake as well as basic techniques for wrapping, foreign vacationers show off their talents, and finally, the guests had a chance to taste the cake they had made.
In addition, there were several outdoor activities in the region during the holiday. Many local and international tourists flocked to the sand dunes to encourage players in a race across the dunes. Besides, a boat race on Ca Ty River, which runs across the Phan Thiet City, attracted many travelers during Vietnam Tet.