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China-Vietnam border crossing breaks visitor record

Updated: Dec 4,2017 6:59 PM     Xinhua

NANNING — The number of people who passed through the China-Vietnam border port of Dongxing in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region this year hit a record high of 9 million on Dec 4, the border control office said.

Dongxing is the third largest land port in China, and the only port connecting China and Vietnam via both land and sea. Since 2013, China has allowed foreigners to apply for visas in Dongxing, which has increased the number of tourists from around the world using the city to enter China from Southeast Asia, according to the local tourism bureau.

Tourism on the China-Vietnam border is booming, thanks to government policies and abundant resources. Meanwhile, easy access and affordable facilities have helped draw Chinese tourists from the north to visit the area during winter, according to an border control officer.