Khanh Hoa Welcomes First International Cruise Calling in 2023

The luxury cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer ported in Khanh Hoa on March 1, taking the first batch of 637 international tourists by cruise ship to this province in 2023.

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According to Khanh Hoa Tourism Department, there have been 27 registered cruise ships to bring international tourists to Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa in 2023. This is a good signal for its tourism industry.

Khanh Hoa Welcomes First International Cruise Calling in 2023
The luxury cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer ported in Khanh Hoa on March 1 (Photo: VOV).

Some of the famous attractions in Khanh Hoa are Ponagar Tower, Long Son Pagoda, and Truong Son Craft Village Center. Another tour is to travel by cyclo around the city through the main roads and visit Dam Market. Many tourists also choose a tour to the outskirts of the city to visit the processing of wet cakes, rice paper, mat weaving, enjoy fruits, visit Dinh Phu Vinh and Loc Tho pagoda, Xom Moi market… Then, guests return to Nha Trang port to board the ship and continue the cruise.

Khanh Hoa Welcomes First International Cruise Calling in 2023
International tourists visit the coastal city of Nha Trang (Photo: VNA).

Director of Khanh Hoa Tourism Department Nguyen Thi Le Thanh said: This year, Khanh Hoa targets to welcome about 4 million tourists, including about 2.5 million domestic visitors and 1.5 million international visitors. The tourism revenue is estimated to reach VND 21 trillion (US $885 million) by the end of 2023.

In the first two months of the year, Khanh Hoa welcomed over 573 thousand visitors to the locality to stay, relax and visit and the revenue from tourism reached over VND 3.294 billion, 3.1 times higher than the same period last year, of which more than 174 thousand international visitors, 16 times higher than the same period last year.

Khanh Linh