(HBO) - Bestowed with breathtaking landscapes, fresh air, and unique cultural features, Hoa Binh province’s Tan Lac district, about 100 kilometres from Hanoi, is an ideal destination for those who love the Muong ethnic minority culture and seek peace and tranquillity.

Capitalising on the beauty of local landscapes, many households in the Van Son mountainous area have opened homestays.


Renovating their home while retaining their ethnic minority identity, Ha Thi Tham’s family was among the pioneers in developing community-based tourism. Prior to COVID-19, she welcomed an average of 15-20 visitors on weekends.

The owner of the Hai Than homestay in Chien hamlet, Van Son commune, Tham said her homestay has welcomed an increasing number of guests since the pandemic was brought under control.

"Most tourists are satisfied with our homestay services and impressed by local people’s hospitality, the temperate climate, adventurous trekking trails, and the mysterious beauty of Nam Son Cave,” she added.

Visitors should not miss Lung Van Market, where an array of local staples are sold by regional traders, including Nam Son tangerines, Quyet Chien chayote, and brocade.

The highland area of Tan Lac includes Van Son, Ngo Luong, and Quyet Chien communes, which are adjacent to primaeval forests. All boast excellent cultural features, stunning terraced rice fields, and beautiful waterfalls.

According to Le Chi Huyen, Vice Chairman of the Tan Lac District People’s Committee, as the district boasts huge potential for tourism development, it is also an ideal destination for investment in ecotourism, resort tourism, and experiential tourism.


Tan Lac is now sharpening the focus on developing key tourism destinations in mountainous areas and creating attractive tourism products, to contribute to improving local livelihoods./.

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