In September, the number of foreign tourists to Hanoi reached approximately 92,000 arrivals. This brought the total number to 898,000 arrivals in the first nine months of 2011, a year-on-year increase of 6.7 percent.
From now until April 2012 Star Cruises Company from Malaysia will make 25 trips to Chan May Port, carrying about 300,000 tourist arrivals to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hue in central Vietnam by sea.
If you are ever lucky enough to come across the Hoai River in Hoi An you should then enjoy the pleasure of floating down the river of remembrance. The small river running through the ancient town not only brings cool water steams but also sets up a stunning and poetic landscape.