(QNO) - Tourists can contemplate the overview of My Son Sanctuary- World Cultural Heritage by helicopters beside trams.
According to Mr. Nguyen Cong Khiet, Deputy Head of Management Board of My Son Relics and Tourism, since My Son Sanctuary was recognised as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO (United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture) in 1999, the number of tourists to My Son has increased quickly. In 1999, this ancient relic only welcomed more than 27,000 arrivals. In 2014, My Son received 240,000 foreign and domestic tourists. In the first 6 months of 2015, the arrivals to My Son were over 137,000, an increase of 4.8% compared to the same period in the previous year. As planned, this heritage will welcome more than 250,000 arrivals this year.
Recently, a group of Russian tourists have visited My Son Sanctuary by helicopter. This plane landed outside Khe The parking-lot (My Son) after flying over Hoi An city. Each flight with the rental of 3,250 USD per hour can carry a maximum of 6 passengers. “This flight will open a new direction to My Son tourism. For a long time, tourists have just walked to survey the slices of My Son. Now, tourists can contemplate the panorama of My Son relic from the height. This model of tourism is very new and it will be a motivation to attract more tourists to My Son”, said Mr Khiet.
At the same time, the number of trams will also increase to transport tourists within 5 minutes to sightseeing area.