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The number of foreign tourists arriving in Vietnam this May increased by 50.3 percent year on year to 440, 000, bringing the total number of foreign arrivals this year to 2.2 million.
Van Don Island District in Quang Ninh Province is famous not only as an 800-year-old trading port with many archaeological and cultural relics but also for its stunning beaches, mysterious caves and Bai Tu Long National Park with many rare animals. About 50 kilometers from Ha Long City, Van Don is a famous destination for enthusiasts of ecotourism and adventure.
To respond to the programme 2010 to stimulate the tourist industry, “Vietnam-Your Destination, ” initiated by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, HCMC’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will organise and encourage a range of events to attract domestic and foreign tourists.
Pleiku City in the central highlands province of Gia Lai is famous for its magnificent waterfalls, green forests, rugged mountains and charming lakes, of which Bien Ho is a must-see destination for tourists to the city.
Local tour operators have got nod from the national tourism authority to resume outbound tours to Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok as unrests there have died down, but they are told to maintain caution for tourist safety.
Vietnam’s tourism industry has announced the second tourism stimulus campaign in 2010 called “Vietnam – Your Destination." 
The Hue Festival 2010, the largest ever so far, will act as a melting pot of ancient capital cities and cities that are world cultural heritage sites, said a local official. Ngo Hoa, Vice Chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee, said that from June 5-13, the festival will include artists from 31 countries around the world, including Russia, Denmark, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, Thailand, Laos, the US, Mexico, Argentina, Australia and France.
A display of 1, 000 kites and a carnival will take place in the ancient imperial city of Hue at the start of a series on events in different locations all the way up the country from central Hue City to Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi, to mark the millennium anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
Viet Nam welcomed nearly 440, 000 foreign arrivals in May, an increase of more than 50 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint-stock Bank (Techcombank) on Wednesday accepts online payments by those having booked Vietnam Airlines tickets at the airline’s website through the bank’s service called F@st i-Bank.
Local travel firms have re-opened tours to Thailand and are launching promotions to attract Vietnamese tourists now that the political situation is back to normal.
Hue Festival 2010 promises to be a spectacular event showcasing the city’s unique heritage as well as culture and arts from Vietnam and abroad
Rock climbing in Viet Nam is considered one of the most unique and exciting ways to enjoy the country.
Con Son is a tourist area of historical and cultural relics in Cong Hoa Commune, Chi Linh District, Hai Duong Province. The site includes mountains, pagodas, temples, streams and traces of famous historical figures in culture and literature.
Hoa Binh Province is famous for tourist sites such as Mai Chau Plateau, Da River and Kim Boi Mineral Stream. The province is also home to an obscure historical site called Dam Da.