Bac Giang plans to reach over 1 million tourists by 2020

Published:  14:39 Monday - July 25, 2016

Bac Giang plans to reach over 1 million tourists by 2020

Located in the northern Vietnam, Bac Giang is a must – visit attraction with many stunning landscapes such as: Khe Ro Primitive Forest, Suoi Mo Site, Xuong Giang Ancient Citadel; and other interesting sights such as Cam Son Lake, Khuon Than Resort. In order to promote the development of provincial tourism, the province sets a plan to target over 1 million by 2020.

Bac Giang plans to attract more than 1 million tourists by 2020 including over 11,700 foreigners and earning 830 billion VND.

Le Anh Duong, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee and head of the provincial Steering Committee for Tourism Development said that: Between 2016 and 2017, the province will develop Tay Yen Tu as a tourism brand and annually hold Tay Yen Tu festival, starting from January 2018.

A lot of dossiers will be compiled by the provincial Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Bac Giang, Quang Ninh and Hai Duong so as to seek the recognition of the Tran Dynasty and Truc Lam Yen Tu Buddhism relic complex as UNESCO world heritage.

Cultural-spiritual, historical and ecological tourism products will be major offers.

Included in the goal, private investment will be called for a 100 - 200ha cultural park, while Kham Lang - Chu Dien and Trung Son golf courses will be added to the master plan of Vietnam golf courses until 2020.

Besides, Bac Giang will call for investment in Khuon Than lake tourist area, as well as build tourist products in Luc Ngan fruit areas, among others.

Bac Giang is currently home to more than 2,230 relics, including 680 recognised ones. For example, Vinh Nghiem pagoda is where a collection of 3,050 carved woodblocks recognised by UNESCO as a world documentary heritage are kept; there is also Nuoc Vang - Luc Nam spring, Khe Ro-Son Dong natural preservation area and Dong Cao plateau. Furthermore, Bac Giang is home to lodging facilities with more than 4,200 rooms. These factors contribute to the procession of targeting the goal and strengthen the province’s tourism.

Since 2011, the province has spent thousands of billions of Dong to build infrastructure in tourist areas.

This year, Bac Giang expects to serve 492,000 visitors, including 8,000 foreigners and rake in more than 317 billion VND (14.4 million USD).

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