An area in downtown Mong Cai city of Quang Ninh province (Photo:

Among them, nearly 18,100 came to the city via the Mong Cai International Border Gate, according to the city’s culture and information division.

On February 5th – the first day of the Year of the Pig, the local administration held a programme to welcome the first foreign visitors who were nearly 200 Chinese from Guangxi province.

Over 5,300 holidaymakers set foot in the city on that day alone, about 4,000 of whom arrived via the Mong Cai International Border Gate.

Meanwhile, more than 200 Vietnamese visited China via this port of entry the same day.

On February 6th, the tourist number in Mong Cai rose to nearly 9,600.

The culture and information division said authorised forces at the border gate has promoted the handling of exit-entry procedures so as to create the best possible conditions for travel activities./.