03/09/2017 07:59 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

About 2,500 visit Ly Son island district on holiday

Quang Ngai, September 2 (VNA) – Nearly 2,500 tourists visited Ly Son island district offshore the central province of Quang Ngai during the first day of the National Day holiday (September 2), said an official. 

Director of the Sa Ky port management board Le Tan Hai said the board deployed additional eight boats, raising the total to 13. Each pair of boats from the mainland and the island will depart every 30 minutes, down half from usual days. 

Pham Thi Huong, Vice Chairwoman of the district People’s Committee, said the province has requested guest houses, hotels, homestay lodging facilities and restaurants not to raise prices during the period to prevent fines. 

Local public security and border guard forces were also asked to ensure security, social safety and order, she said, adding that accommodation support will also be provided for visitors in case of bad weather conditions. 

Tourist arrivals in Ly Son are forecast to top 5,000 during the three-day holiday. 

Located to the north-east of Quang Ngai province, about 15 nautical miles (27km) from the mainland, Ly Son island is home to three cultures of Sa Huynh, Champa and Viet with numerous relic sites in in Oc hamlet, Chinh spring, Gieng Tien crater, Hang pagoda, An Vinh communal house, among others. 

The island also preserves historical proof of Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos. Besides, Ly Son boasts unique geographic conditions which are highly valued by researchers.