(HBO) – How excited I was when receiving an invitation from a friend to visit Muong Bi in Tan Lac district when the season was shifting from winter to spring. This time of the year, the land offers red pomelos and festive music.
explore local food during festive occasions
Muong Bi is an ancient land full of mystic features. Popular
destinations include the Muoi cave archaeological site, a series of caves,
namely Muong Chieng, But, Bung, Hoa Tien, and Nam Son, and Thac Bo, and the
Muong Bi flag pole, just to name a few.
Everywhere we go, either travelling to the longevity valley in
Lung Van or visiting Ai village (Phong Phu commune), and Ngoi village (Ngoi Hoa
commune), we always see the Muong ethnic culture and lifestyle in local
architect, costume, dance, and behaviour.
The Muong gong is a highlight of the land. It comes along with the
image of thousands of Muong Bi women in traditional costumes parading and
playing the musical instrument in different festivals.
Tan Lac district is endowed with advantages for many types of
tourism from cultural and spiritual to ecological tours. The land has
impressive forests and mountains, streams and waterfalls, and traditional
colourful ethnic festivals. In recent years, it has carried out more
professional tourism activities, with traditional events, such as the fishing
festival in Lo Son and Phu Vinh communes, and the summer festival, gradually
The Muong Bi summer festival marks the beginning of the season. It
is said to showcase most of Muong Bi’s special cultural features, including
food, lifestyle, and sports. The festival has attracted thousands of visitors
in recent years.
Tan Lac has put forth several measures to attract investment in
tourism. It has held various tourism promotion conferences and taken specific
steps to realise Resolution 03-NQ/HU of the district Party Committee issued on
June 21, 2016 on local tourism development for 2016 – 2020.
In 2017, Tan Lac welcomed many investors who came to study local
potentials. As a result, the district’s authorities are considering three
projects in Quyet Chien and Ngoi Hoa communes.
The number of visitors to Tan Lac amounted to 94,729 last year;
they spent over 10.9 trillion VND, up 946 million VND from the same period in
After the sea-crossing bridge of Tan Vu – Lach Huyen opened on September 2, 2017, tourist arrivals in Cat Ba island district of northern Hai Phong city surged by 150 percent year on year from then to May 2018.
Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, has announced plans to restore a palace in the former royal citadel in an attempt to give visitors a glimpse at how the former kings of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) lived.
The central coastal province of Thua Thien-Hue earned 2.66 trillion VND (114.38 million USD) from tourism in the first seven months of the year, a year-on-year surge of over 32 percent.
(HBO) - Tourism is considered as one of the advantageous economic sector in Lac Thuy district, especially spiritual tourism. This is also considered as one of the key economic sectors that bring great revenue to the local budget. However, in order to exploit this advantage, the district has faced with some difficulties, especially in terms of infrastructure. Therefore, the priority of improving this issue is being paid attention by Lac Thuy district.
(HBO) - Da Bac district is 15 km away from Hoa Binh city with abundant natural tourist resources such as: Phu Canh Nature Reserve Area, Ta Khop Waterfall, Than Cave, Lao Stream, Mua Cave, Sung Cave, Bieu Mountain, Lo Lan Cave, Hien Luong Bay, etc. Da Bac has hamlets of Ke, Da Bia, Sung, Mo Hem, Nhap, Ranh, etc. preserving unique cultural identities of ethnic minorities of Muong, Dao, Tay, etc. Those are the favorable conditions for tourism development, especially the development of community-based tourism.
Vietnamese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Sanh Chau attended a workshop with representatives of Indonesian tourism authorities to discuss ways to promote tourism and share experiences of developing tourism at UNESCO World Heritage sites in Bali on July 30.