The border city of Mong Cai is striving to attract around 1.5 tourist arrivals visitors, including over 500,000 foreign ones, by the end of 2023.
The city has strengthened the links between ecological tourism sites and promoted maritime and border mountain tourism routes. A range of incentive policies have issued with a view to attracting more investors to local tourism and will organize tourism, cultural, and sports activities to attract more tourists.
It has recently inaugurated a pilot free wifi system and QR code scanning points to better serve tourists, and a list of service providers in the city.
Open to traffic since September 1, 2023, Van Don – Mong Cai Expressway is not simply a road but also acts as an attractive tourist product for many tourists. It has awakened the tourism industry in the border city while making travel faster and more convenient. Visitors will have especially great experiences when crossing the beautiful road which is likened to a soft silk strip crossing the straits, rivers and mountains.
From this route, visitors can pass mangrove forests, lakes, dams and mountains in a wonderful natural picture as well as admire the overwhelming beauty of Ha Long Bay, Van Don or the magnificent scenery of the border area.
After hours of watching the beauty of nature on the “silk road”, visitors come to impressive destinations in the northern top of the country.
Visitors can catch the sunrise at Mang Dune, enjoy the tranquility of Tra Co Beach along with pristine sands and immense green poplar forests, experience activities like coastal fishing, and watch the beautiful sunset at Ngoc Cape. At Sa Vi Cape, the starting point of the proud S-shaped map of the country, visitors can admire the soft crescent-shaped Tra Co coast.
For tourists who are passionate about indigenous culture, Tra Co Communal House, one of the largest ancient of this kind in Vietnam, is an ideal destination for them to admire the unique architecture and traditional folk festivals.
To fully feel the magnificent beauty of the headland of the country, visitors should come to Dau Tan Mountain and climb to the Vinh Thuc international lighthouse, which is the first of 92 lighthouses stretching along the coast and on the islands and archipelagoes of Vietnam. From the lighthouse with its French architectural style, visitors can fully capture the vast sea of the country.
Meanwhile, for shopaholics, Mong Cai is a shopping “mecca” with numerous border gate markets featuring thousands of stalls with a wide variety of products, ranging from fashion to electronics to culinary specialties.
In addition to interesting experiences amidst the poetic and lyrical natural scenery, the journey to Mong Cai aims to discover the unique indigenous cultural features, from the brilliant traditional brocade costumes of Thai, Dao and Muong ethnic minority people to the culinary world of the northeastern mountainous region.
Wonderful experiences will definitely make visitors want to return to Mong Cai. In addition to the familiar venues, Mong Cai s also a mystery with many pristine destinations such as Pa Nai Mountain, Vinh Thuc Island, the 72-step waterfall, Trang Vinh Lake, and Quat Dong Lake. Young people who are passionate about eco-tourism and families who love open picnic spaces will surely fall in love with this locality.