According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, tourism companies in the area will develop ships with rooms on the Saigon River in the near future. In addition, the city’s tourism industry also plans to build a floating market at Tan Thuan Bridge to attract tourists on weekends.
That is why travel companies will be investing in building ships with rooms ranging from 100 to 200 rooms in the near future. In addition, the ships will take guests through the canals to visit tourist attractions along the river such as historical sites, community houses, pagodas, craft villages…
In particular, the Ministry of Tourism plans to build a floating market at Tan Thuan Bridge to attract tourists on weekends.
Binh Dong Wharf, an existing jetty since ancient times, is a place with the imprint of the ancient Saigon River. Illustration: Ngoc Tran
It is expected that the floating market will have boats to buy and sell goods. Tourism companies invest in diversification of watercraft entertainment services and support river tour operators in setting up various river tours.
According to the Government Portal, Ho Chi Minh City will continue to develop available river tourism products, such as the tour from District 1 to District 7 (starting from Bach Dang Wharf – Saigon River – Te Canal – Ong Lon Canal – Dia Canal ), kayaking tour, canoeing on Saigon river, Bach Dang – Can Gio – Vung Tau tour…
The community tour in Thieng Lieng hamlet, Thanh An island commune, Can Gio district, will also be upgraded to have more places to stay to help visitors get richer new experiences.
Also according to the plan of Ho Chi Minh City Ministry of Tourism, after forming tours and working stably, tour companies will go deeper into operation and expand thematic tours such as history, culture or urban development in Ho Chi Minh City.
@ Saigon Tiep Thi