Ho Chi Minh City launches river tours
The first river tour in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) launched on Saturday, taking tourists from Bach Dang Wharf in the Vietnamese commercial hub’s District 1 to the Painter Village in District 7. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said that the new tour is one of several routes on the Saigon River which the city’s tourism department is planning to open up to tourists. Last year, the HCMC city government drew up a plan to develop river tours from the city to neighbouring provinces, even as far as the Mekong Delta province of An Giang and Cambodia. The city will also now build new wharfs for tourist boats.