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Hanoi greets more than 270,000 visitors during National Day holidays

 The capital city of Hanoi welcomed more than 270,000 tourists during the National Day holidays (from August 31 to September 2), up nearly 8.6 percent year-on-year, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

Visitors at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Of the figure, there were some 37,000 foreign holiday makers, up 3.2 percent against the same period last year. They were mainly from the Republic of Korea, China, Japan, the US, the UK, Spain and Malaysia, among others.

The city’s earnings from tourism hit 328 billion VND (14.11 million USD) in the three days, a year-on-year surge of 22 percent.

The capital’s main attractions include the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, the National Museum of History, Hoa Lo Prison and Bat Trang pottery village.

The occupancy rate in Hanoi’s hotels stood at 64 percent in the period.

The city is striving for 29 million tourists and 103 trillion VND in tourism revenue in 2019.

This year, Hanoi was again listed in various tourism rankings. Japan’s All Nippon Airways ranked the city 25th among the 26 best Asian cities for a combination of business and leisure. The capital city was ranked fourth among 25 destinations in Asia and 15th among 25 destinations in the world in 2019 by TripAdvisor. Most recently, it was named in the Cable News Network (CNN)'s list of the 17 best places in Asia.