xinhua silk road logo xinhua silk road logo
Subscribe CustomBlackClose

Belt & Road Weekly Subscription Form

download_pop

Research ReportCustomBlackClose

The full edition of the report is available at Xinhua Silk Road Database. You can click the “Table of Content” to have a general understanding of it.

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

maritime silk road search
International Relation

China, Vietnam allow tourist cars to enter border provinces

September 07, 2018


Abstract : Vietnam's northern Lang Son province has allowed cars driven by Chinese nationals to enter the province for tourism purposes on a trial basis, and south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has applied the same policy.

VIETNAM-CHINA-BORDER-TOURIST

Photo taken on Sept. 6, 2018 shows Vietnam's self-driving tourist cars entering a border gate in Lang Son province, Vietnam. Vietnam's northern Lang Son province has allowed cars driven by Chinese nationals to enter the province for tourism purposes on a trial basis, and south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has applied the same policy. (Xinhua/VNA)

HANOI, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's northern Lang Son province has allowed cars driven by Chinese nationals to enter the province for tourism purposes on a trial basis, and south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has applied the same policy.

Each convoy of cars driven by Chinese nationals should consist of three cars at least and 10 cars at most, and the tourists can stay in Dong Dang-Lang Son border economic zone in Lang Son for a maximum of three days, the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on Thursday.

The number of such cars entering Lang Son and then running in the zone is capped at 50 a day.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese tourists can drive vehicles to the two cities of Chongzuo and Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The new route was launched on Thursday, helping to boost tourism and transport ties between the two localities.

In March, Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province allowed cars driven by Chinese nationals to enter Ha Long city, home to the world heritage site of Ha Long Bay, through Mong Cai border gate for tourism purposes on a trial basis.

Vietnam receives 3.4 million Chinese visitors from January to August, or 32.7 percent of the total international arrivals, seeing a year-on-year increase of 28.2 percent, said the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Meanwhile, Vietnam hosted a total of 10.4 million international arrivals, up 22.8 percent year-on-year, with the highest growth of 52.4 percent in the number of visitors from South Korea, followed by Finland and China.

Ask Us A Question belt & road login close

If you have any questions, please enter them in the box below.

Reload

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to [email protected] and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial