Quang Ninh receives 1.8 million foreign visitors in 9 months


p style=”text-align: justify;”>QNP – About 1.8 million foreign tourists visited Quang Ninh in the first nine months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 6 percent, the Department of Culture Sports and Tourism reported.

Halong -  Quang ninhQuang Ninh greeted nearly 346,000 visitors in September 2012, bringing the figure for the first nine months of the year to more than 5.41 million, a year-on-year increase of 7 percent.

Quang Ninh is a large province located along the northeastern coast of Vietnam. The province is home to Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site. The provincial capital is Halong. Nearly 80 per cent of the province is mountainous with abundant land, forest water and mineral resources. Nearly 90 per cent of coal output in the country is extracted in this province. Hạ Long Bay has 1,969 islands, out of which 989 have been given names. The province covers an area of 6,099 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 1,109,600 people.

The province has the shape of an oblique rectangle inclined in a northeast-to-southwest direction. To the west, the province borders an extended forest and mountain region. To the east, it is adjacent to the Gulf of Bac Bo. It features a meandering coastline, numerous estuaries and tidal flats and more than 2,000 large and small islands. Exactly 1,030 of these have been named. Quảng Ninh’s coordinates are longitude 106º25′ to 108º25′ east and latitude 20º40′ to 21º40′ north. Its width from east to west is 195 km (at the widest part).

The total length from north to south of the province is 102 km. The northernmost point is in mountain range at Mo Toòng village (Hoành Mô Commune, Bình Liêu District). The southernmost point is in Hạ Mai Island (Ngọc Vừng Commune, Vân Đồn District). The westernmost point is in Vàng Chua River (Bình Dương and Nguyễn Huệ communes, Đông Triều District). The easternmost point is inland at Got Cape, northeast of Trà Cổ Commune, Mong Cai Town.

Quảng Ninh is a mountainous and coastal province, with more than 80 per cent of its area being made up of mountains and hills. The 2,000 some islands are also considered mountains. The mountainous zone can be divided into two parts: the eastern mountainous region and the western zone ranging.

The midland and coastal plains include a low range of hills weathered by both wind and water; forming fields and river basins. They include the zones of  Dong Trieu, Uong Bi, northern Yen Hung, southern Tien Yen, Hai Ha and some of Mong Cai. In the estuaries, alluvial soil is deposited, creating low tidal flats. This can be found in the areas of southern Uông Bí, southern Yên Hưng (Hà Nam Island), eastern Yên Hưng, Đông Rui (Tiên Yên), southern Đầm Hà and Mong Cai, southeastern Hải Hà. The midlands and plains of the coastline are extremely favourable for agriculture and transport. It has become a densely populated area of the province.

The sea and island zone of Quảng Ninh has a unique terrain. There are more than 2,000 islands, making up two thirds of the country’s islands. They extend along the coast for more than 250 km and divide into numerous layers. The largest islands are Cái Bầu and Bản Sen, while the smallest are just like rocks in a garden. Vân Đồn and Cô Tô are island districts. There are thousands of islands on Halong Bayvand Bái Tử Long Bay, many of which contain caves. Besides areas of alluvial deposits, there are also white sand zones which have built up from tidal action. Some places have formed white sand mines producing materials for the glass industry (Van Hai), or have developed into tourism spots (Trà Cổ, Quan Lạn, Minh Châu, Ngọc Vừng).

The sea bottom terrain of Quảng Ninh isn’t smooth, and has an average depth of 20 m. There are the remnants of ancient streams and underwater rocky banks. The streams from the mainland connect to deep drains along the sea-floor; creating a series of waterways, canals and harbours along the coast.
Over order cialis online the past nine months, the number of foreign tourists reached more than 1.78 million, showing a year-on-year rise of 6 percent.
The industry earned more than VND 3,2 billion in 9 months, up 16 percent compared with the same period last year.

Quang Ninh tourism sector has currently imposed lots of measures to increase the quality of the local business environment, implemented projects to protect Halong Bay’s environment and created more tourist products and tourist sites as well.

Especially, the Department of Culture Sports and Tourism has restored lots of billboards with hotline number for tourists in tourist attractions across the province. The hotline is manned by representatives of the Department of Culture Sports and Tourism who will assist solving any problems tourists might encounter online. The province also expects to receive critical comments on tourism services via these hotline numbers to have practical and effective solutions to all problems related to tourism service quality.