China News Service, Pingxiang, February 11 (Huang Cong, Luo Chuyun, Huang Wei) February 11 is the second day of the Lunar New Year, and the departure ceremony for the first group of the 2024 China-Vietnam cross-border self-driving tour was held at Youyiguan, Pingxiang City, Guangxi. At 10:45, 99 tourists from Shanghai, Shandong, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi and other places drove 30 off-road vehicles and cars out of the Friendship Pass Port to start a nine-day cross-border tour between China and Vietnam.

The first group of China-Vietnam cross-border self-driving tour departed from Pingxiang Friendship Pass in Guangxi. Photo by Huang Cong

  This China-Vietnam cross-border self-driving tour starts from Friendship Pass to Vietnam and passes through Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Da Nang and other places in Vietnam. Along the way, tourists will enjoy Vietnam’s exotic scenery, taste Vietnamese specialties, and experience Vietnamese folk customs.

  "We started from Shanghai and traveled more than 2,000 kilometers to the border of China. Everyone is looking forward to this cross-border self-driving tour." Self-driving tourist Li Huiquan said.

  In recent years, Vietnam's unique ethnic customs and natural landscapes have made China-ASEAN cross-border tourism a popular international travel choice for tourists. Cross-border self-driving tours with unique experiences have become a new tourism trend, and are becoming more and more popular. more and more popular among tourists.

  Zhao Xiaoli, a rider on the Yunnan Outdoor Self-Driving Network, was very excited to participate in this self-driving tour for the first time. “I hope that fellow riders will be able to spend an unforgettable Spring Festival in Vietnam in 2024.”

  "In this event, we have launched comprehensive cooperation with Vietnamese travel agencies and various domestic car enthusiasts clubs to allow more Chinese tourists and Chinese self-driving travel enthusiasts to travel to Vietnam and other ASEAN countries for self-driving travel through the Friendship Gate." Pingxiang, Guangxi Peace International Travel Agency is the co-organizer of this event, said Liang Yunyan, general manager of the travel agency.

The first group of China-Vietnam cross-border self-driving tour departed from Pingxiang Friendship Pass Port in Guangxi. Photo by Huang Cong

  It is reported that this cross-border self-driving tour is the largest cross-border self-driving tour between China and Vietnam in Pingxiang City in the past eight years. In order to ensure safe and smooth customs clearance, Li Jiayi, a police officer at the Youyi Checkpoint of the Guangxi Entry-Exit Border Inspection Station, said , the station planned in advance to open sufficient inspection channels and set up special channels to provide "one-stop" convenient customs clearance services for China-Vietnam self-driving tour fleets.

  Pingxiang City is located on the border between China and Vietnam. In recent years, the city has attached great importance to the development of the cross-border tourism industry, accelerated the construction of the China-Vietnam cross-border tourism cooperation zone, continuously optimized customs clearance facilitation services, increased the construction of tourism infrastructure, fully integrated tourism resources, and enriched cross-border tourism products and routes. Continuously cultivate high-quality transnational tourism routes. According to statistics, there will be 1.592 million people entering and exiting the Friendship Pass Port in 2023. (over)