Ly Son island district in the central province of Quang Ngai lured some 16,000 tourist arrivals in the first half of this year, fetching about 19 billion VND (889,000 USD), up 10 percent year-on-year.
Notably, the number of visitors to the island has been rising since early May, with 150-200 a day and 300-400 at weekend.
The outcomes were attributed to the district’s efforts to improve tourism facilities and service quality.
Up to new 10 hotels and tens of restaurants were built on the island, along with hundreds of vehicles standing ready at the service of vacationers.
Domestic and foreign holiday-makers to Ly Son can enjoy their time exploring cultural identities of islanders and historical sites there.
One of the must-see sites on the island is the Hoang Sa exhibition room, where a wide range of valuable documents and exhibits are on display proving Vietnam’s indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.
The national historical An Hai and An Vinh communal houses, which house an annual “Le khao le the linh Hoang Sa” (Feast and Commemoration Festival for Hoang Sa Soldiers), and tens of old pagodas are also among destinations favoured by tourists.