The southern province of Kien Giang has approved a VND50-billion ($2 million) renovation of a historical prison on Phu Quoc Island as part of efforts to boost tourism.
The work will include upgrades to a cemetery, detention area and other relics inside the prison.
Inside Phu Quoc Prison where political prisoners used to be held during the war.
Spread over an area of 400 hectares, the prison in An Thoi Ward used to be largest facility in the south and held more than 32,000 political prisoners during the war.
Built originally by the French colonialists, it was reconstructed in 1967 and expanded to 12 main areas with 500 barracks.
Today it is now a popular tourist attraction in Phu Quoc.
The island has received over four million tourists this year, 150% higher than in the same period last year.
150 businesses to join survey and talkshow about tourism introduction
(BGO) – The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (DCST)
in Bac Giang province has cooperated with Luc Ngan district People’s Committee
to organize survey and talkshow to introduce tourism product from November 24 –
27, 2022 within the framework of “Sweet fruit season tour” launched by the
Thai Binh beauty crowned Miss Tourism Vietnam 2022
Luong Ky Duyen, a 22-year-old beauty from the northern province of Thai Binh, overcame 34 contestants to be crowned Miss Tourism Vietnam 2022, at the final round held on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang province, on November 13.
Bac Giang launches sweet fruit tourism programme
(BGO) – The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Bac
Giang province has issued Plan to organize sweet fruit tourism programme (Programme),
launch survey and talkshow to link and promote tourism in 2022.
Bac Giang Culture – Tourism Week 2023 to take place on February 1 – 6
(BGO) – The
Chairman of Bac Giang provincial People’s Committee has issued the Plan to
organize Spring Festival and Culture – Tourism Week in 2023 to introduce the
image of Bac Giang land, people, special and typical cultural heritage to local
residents, domestic and foreign visitors.