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Chiayi County commissioner in Vietnam to promote tourism

  • Helen Chang

    Helen Chang

    Commissioner of Chiayi County Helen Chang (left) and Ho Chi Minh City tourism official La Quoc Khanh (right). (Photo Courtesy Chiayi County Government) (CNA)

Helen Chang, the commissioner of Chiayi County, has traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to promote tourism.


Chiayi County welcomed over 6.4 million tourists last year. The southern county is notable for Alishan, a mountainous scenic area popular for its forest railway, tea, and sunrise views. The county is also home to the National Palace Museum’s southern branch, and it has been designated as the host of next year’s Taiwan Lantern Festival.


Chang had traveled to Ho Chi Minh City last year, meeting with a local tourism official and reaching an agreement to promote travel and cultural exchanges between Ho Chi Minh City and Chiayi County. Her trip this time has seen further talks on promoting tourism.


Chang has also met with the head of a VietJet Airlines to discuss the possibility of starting direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Chiayi County’s local airport.