The Sino-Vietnam Detian-Ban Gioc Waterfall Cross-border Tourism Cooperation Zone (Co-op Zone) which is located in Daxin county, has started its trial operation and is set to last until Sept 14, next year.
According to the Publicity Department of Daxin in a statement, the trial operation commencement ceremony was held recently at the Chinese-Vietnamese border checkpoints.
During the span of trial operation, a management model will be implemented that includes group tour reservation, limited group tour availability, limited time for cross-border travel, entry and exit only for tour groups, and designated touring routes.
Within the trial operation, the Co-op Zone is only open to tourists holding valid passports and entry-exit permits from the two countries.
For tourists visiting the Co-op Zone from Vietnam, it is necessary to first register for tour group via the WeChat Mini Program "CTG-QUBIANGUAN", with each group requiring a minimum of five participants and a maximum of 20.
During the first three months of the trial operation period, there is a ceiling of 10 tour groups per day, while beginning in the fourth month, the daily quota for cross-border visitors will increase to 500 persons.
All cross-border visitors will need to enter and exit as a part of a tour group. Each group shall not spend more than five hours touring across the border, and unlawfully staying behind in the territory of the other nation is strictly prohibited for any cross-border visitor.
Meanwhile, at the ceremony, performers from both China and Vietnam showcased music and dances representing their respective peoples.
The show culminated in Vietnam and China sung by both Chinese and Vietnamese performers, in which the lyrics signified the promising future of this cooperation.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency