HCMC to have floating hotel and market on Saigon River

Wednesday, 07/12/2022 10:48
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Tourism has just issued a plan on exploiting and developing water tourism in HCMC. Accordingly, in the near future, tourism businesses in the city will develop ships with accommodations on the Saigon River.
HCMC to have floating hotel and market on Saigon River (Photo: chinhphu.vn) 

Travel businesses will invest in building ships with rooms, ranging from 100 to 200 rooms. Besides, the ships will take guests to visit tourist attractions along the rivers and canals such as historical sites, communal houses, pagodas and trade villages.

In particular, the Department of Tourism plans to build a floating market at Tan Thuan Bridge area to attract tourists on weekends.

It is expected that the floating market will have boats to buy and sell goods. Tourism businesses will invest in diversifying entertainment services on watercraft, supporting operators to build diverse river tours.

In addition, HCMC will continue to develop available river tourism products such as tours from District 1 to District 7 (departing from Bach Dang Wharf - Saigon River - Te Canal - Ong Lon Canal - Dia Canal); Kayaking, canoeing tours on the Saigon River, Bach Dang - Can Gio - Vung Tau tours, and more. The community tourism tours in Thieng Lieng hamlet in Thanh An Island commune, Can Gio district, will also be upgraded to have more accommodations to help visitors have richer, new experiences.

Also according to the plan of the Department of Tourism, after the tours are established and operated stably, travel businesses will exploit and expand thematic tours such as tours on history, culture or urban development in the city./.