HCMC – The HCMC Department of Tourism has recently introduced several waterway tours to diversify tourism services and cater to the travel demand of visitors. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the cultural and historical values of the region throughout the trips, the local media reported. The tours were unveiled during the first river festival in HCMC that kicked off on August 4 at the Thu Ngu Flagpole, Bach Dang Wharf, District 1. This move is part of the city’s efforts to attract visitors and promote tourism. The festival features captivating art programs like a river parade, fireworks display, water puppetry performances, and traditional art showcases to promote cultural heritage.