Fri, 12/13/2019 10:50:40
News for keyword : spiritual tourism
Viet Nam explores cultural-religious heritage tourism

Viet Nam holds huge potential for cultural and spiritual tourism thanks to its diversity in terms of culture, customs and traditions, which have been shaped and practised across the nation for thousands of years.

Yen Tu Festival, which is held at the Yen Tu historical relic and landscape area, northern Quang Ninh province, from the tenth day of the Lunar New Year through the end of the third lunar month, has become a big spring festival for Buddhists and tourists nationwide.
With abundant potential and advantages in natural and ecological conditions, and cultural and historical traditions, the tourism sector of An Giang Province is having great opportunities to affirm its position on the Mekong Delta tourism map.
The Mekong Delta province of An Giang has welcomed about 6.3 million tourists in the first nine months of 2016, a year on year increase of 5.6 percent and 0.8 percent above this year’s target.
More than one million international visitors have entered Ha Noi from the outset of 2016, a 25 percent surge year-on-year, and the strongest growth recorded by the tourism sector in recent years, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.  
Thousands of visitors and pilgrims have flocked to the Phu Day Festival 2016 which officially kicked off on April 9 (the third day of the third lunar month) in Kim Thai Commune, Vu Ban District, the northern province of Nam Dinh.
Located peacefully on Bao Dai Mountain in Tay Son Hamlet, Binh Khe Commune, Dong Trieu Town, Ngoa Van Pagoda has been developed to be one of 14 tourism destinations in Quang Ninh Province to meet the demand for spiritual tourism of Buddhist monks and pilgrims across the country.
The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has set the target to become Viet Nam’s biggest mountainous cultural and natural tourism hub in its tourism master plan for 2015-2020 with a vision to 2030.
In light of the growing importance of pilgrimages and spiritual routes to tourism development around the world, UNWTO, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the Regional Government of Galicia are organizing the First International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages.
"Only by close cooperation, including mutual assistance among sectors and nations, can we develop spiritual tourism," Vietnam's Vice President, Nguyen Thi Doan, said on November 21.
Spiritual tourism has development potential, especially in Asia-Pacific, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

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