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Right-hand 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 sites.

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

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