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Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides

March 16, 2021 | 10:25

As the Covid-19 situation has been at ease, tourist destinations across Vietnam have been thronged with visitors.

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Da Lat (Lam Dong)

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

Over the past weekend, thousands of tourists from Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring localities thronged to Da Lat (Lam Dong) as the Covid-19 situation has been relieved.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

Tourists gather at a walking street in Da Lat.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

Hoa Binh area was crowded with people watching dance performances.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

As reported by Zing News, at the Da Lat flower garden, Lam Vien square and amusement parks welcomed a large number of tourists again which was completely contrary to the deserted scene ahead of Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday as the third wave of Covid-19 swept through the country.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

Cao Thu, 28, a Hanoi-based resident said "This is the first time that I have been to Da Lat. Hearing Da Lat beautiful in all four seasons, hence, I chose it as my first destination post-pandemic”.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

"My friends and I have stayed at Da Lat for 4 days and have visited several tourist attractions such as Tuyen Lam Lake, Lam Vien Square, tea hill, etc”, Thu added.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

Luu Thien Thanh Mai, 25, from Ho Chi Minh City said she mainly checked in at brilliantly-decorated coffee houses, adding that this was her first trip since the beginning of the year.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

An outdoor café was packed with customers.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

Places to hunt clouds and admire sunset are also preferred by many visitors when coming to Da Lat.

Hoi An (Quang Nam)

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

Over the past weekend, Hoi An ancient town in Quang Nam also received thousands of visitors.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

On March 14 afternoon, famous tourist sites such as Pagoda Bridge, An Hoi Bridge, Ba Mu Pagoda, or streets of Bach Dang, Tran Phu, Nguyen Thai Hoc, etc attracted many visitors to take photos.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

According to the Hoi An Center for Culture and Sports, to lure more tourists to the town, it has reduced the ticket prices as well as offered interesting new tourism products.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

Deputy Director of Quang Nam Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Ngoc Tuong said that tourists to Hoi An are now mainly domestic ones (accounting for 95%). “On weekends, the town welcomes more than 1,000 visitors, which doubles or triples weekdays”.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

Boat tours on Hoai River and cyclo tours attract many visitors.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: Zing News

"It’s a long time since my eatery has served such a large number of customers. Although it is not as crowded as before the pandemic, I feel very happy. "Thu, the owner of an eatery on Nguyen Hoang Street told Zing News.

Tam Chuc Pagoda (Ha Nam)

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: NLD

Tam Chuc Pagoda, a popular spiritual and tourist destination in the northern province of Ha Nam, around 60 kilometers from Hanoi, received 60000 visitors on March 14.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: NLD

The pagoda management board requires all visitors to comply with the regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control including making medical declarations, donning face masks, washing their hands with sanitizers, etc. However, many people failed to abide by the social distancing requirements.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: NLD

The pagoda was packed with visitors, sparking fears of new Covid-19 outbreaks.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides
Photo: NLD

A sea of people waits for getting on boats to visit the lake.

Huong Pagoda (Hanoi)

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides

Photo: Vnexpress

After being closed for nearly a month due to the country's latest outbreak that began on Jan. 28, Huong (Perfume) Pagoda, a collection of temples and shrines built amid mountains and forest in Hanoi’s outlying district of My Duc, reopened last Saturday, said Vnexpress.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides

Photo: Vnexpress

It received 20,000 visitors last weekend. Nevertheless, many tourists didn’t wear masks and comply with other pandemic prevention measures.

Tourist sites across Vietnam crowded again as Covid-19 situation subsides

Photo: Vnexpress

Tran Dac Phu, the senior advisor to the Health Ministry's public health emergency operations center, said while visiting pagodas and temples during spring is a tradition there is a high risk of new outbreaks.

"Gathering in large numbers at major pagodas, many even without face masks is extremely dangerous."

Over 70 percent of Vietnamese are Buddhist or at least follow Buddhist practices.

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