drive cars to entertain and amaze
Three more convoys
of right-hand drive cars are to enter Viet Nam from
Thailand this month, following the successful first
tour last month.
The next convoy, comprised
of 20 cars carrying 50 tourists, is scheduled to arrive
in Viet Nam tomorrow and follow an itinerary including
Hue, Da Nang and other tourist sites.
The second tour, of
10 cars with 30 passengers, and the third one, featuring
25 cars with 80 visitors, will enter Viet Nam on July
12 and 17 respectively.
All of the cars will
enter Viet Nam via the Lao Bao border gate in central
coastal Quang Tri Province.
The event has resumed
after a three and a half-year stoppage due to different
driving rules between the two countries. Thai vehicles
drive on the left while those in Viet Nam use the
right side of the road.
According to the Viet
Nam National Administration of Tourism, such tours
will help to encourage co-operative tourism between
the Mekong countries.
In addition, feedback
has indicated that central Viet Nam is attractive
to tourists from north-eastern Thailand because it
is home to four of the country’s five world heritage
Furthermore, it takes
just six hours to reach central Viet Nam’s fine beaches
from north-eastern Thailand, while visitors must travel
for eight to ten hours to get to the southern Thai
beaches from the same area. — VNS