Various activities celebrate 71st National Day

Saturday, 2016-09-03 13:12:02
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Long queue of visitors to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on National Day, September 2. (Credit:
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NDO – A wide range of activities have been held in localities across the nation to celebrate the 71st anniversary of Vietnam's National Day (September 2).

Art performances and entertainment activities were held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 2, while fireworks displays also took place at the Saigon River Tunnel in District 2 and at Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 from 9 pm to 9:15 pm yesterday.

A bicycle race around the City was organised the same day, with the competition of 200 racers from the city and neighbouring localities, including foreigners living in Vietnam.

Huynh Minh Khanh from Dong Tam Bike Club won the amateur tournament, while Vo Ngoc Minh from Thanh Binh Bike Club bagged first prize at professional event, and Sophie Anne Clake came first in woman’s event.

In Hanoi, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum welcomed 31,050 visitors on National Day, according to the mausoleum's management board. Municipal agencies co-ordinated closely to ensure smooth traffic and order in areas around the site.

The same day, authorities in the southern provinces of Hau Giang and Tra Vinh offered incense to President Ho Chi Minh at his temples in the two localities.

Meanwhile in the central city of Da Nang, the VTV8 CUP boat race was held along Han River.

The same boat racing events were also organised in Quang Binh and Thua Thien-Hue provinces on September 2.

At the same time, the Tan Trao national special historical relic in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang received 51,000 domestic and foreign visitors in August this year, 11,000 people higher than the previous month.

Covering an area of 2,500 hectares along ten communes in Son Duong and Yen Son districts, the site comprises 183 relics, 41 of which were recognised as national historical relics and 51 were recognised as provincial historical relics.

So far this year, Tan Trao has welcomed 518,000 visitors. The site is expected to host 700,000 tourists this year, accounting for 50% of total visitors to Tuyen Quang in 2016


Visitors to Tan Trao relic in Tuyen Quang. (Credit: NDO)

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