Ho Chi Minh City aims to have at least 5 to 10 new waterway tourism products

Friday, 29/03/2024 01:21
The Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City Department of Tourism has just issued a plan to develop waterway tourism products in the city in 2024.

According to the plan, the southern hub aims to have at least 5 to 10 new waterway tourism products and more than 20 waterway transport vehicles to serve tourists. The number of tourists by waterway to Ho Chi Minh City is expected to increase from 10% - 12% compared to the same period.

Developing waterway tourism products in HCM City in 2024. Photo: Saigonwaterbus

Aiming to achieve the above goal, the city has enhanced the effectiveness of state management of waterway tourism, specifically strengthening management, inspection and supervision of waterway traffic activities to ensure absolute safety in tourist transportation activities.

At the same time, the city has organized survey teams, evaluated and built new themed tourist routes and waterway tourism products connecting HCM City with provinces and cities in the Southeast region and other economic regions.

In 2024, the city will focus on developing short-range waterway tourism routes such as: Waterway tourism routes departing from the Viet Star wharf (District 7) to the inner city in District 7 and to Nha Be district.

The waterway route departs from Bach Dang Wharf (District 1) to Binh Quoi - Thanh Da Peninsula, Binh Thanh district, Binh Khanh wharf associated with Ham Long Artist Village, Van Phuc Urban Area, Thu Duc City.

The waterway route departs from Bach Dang Wharf (District 1) to Districts 4, 8, 5, 6 (direction from Bach Dang Wharf - Saigon River - Te Canal - Tau Hu Canal to Binh Dong Wharf or continue continue along Doi Canal - Binh Dong Communal House - Binh Dien Wholesale Market).

It will develop medium-range waterway routes such as those departing from Viet Star Wharf (District 7) to Can Gio district associated with marine tourism. The waterway tour departs from Bach Dang Wharf (District 1) to Can Gio district and Cu Chi district. The waterway route departs from Phuoc Khanh Wharf (Nha Be district) to Can Gio district, connecting to Can Giuoc district (Long An).

Besides, the southern hub will develop long-range waterway tourism routes such as Ho Chi Minh City - Binh Duong - Tay Ninh route to serve the travel needs of visitors; Ho Chi Minh City - Dong Nai - Binh Duong route to serve the entertainment and sports needs of visitor (golf tourism); Ho Chi Minh City - Con Dao route to serve sea tourism, relaxation, spirituality and ‘returning to the source’./.