YBO - The People’s Committee of Mu Cang Chai district recently held a seminar collecting opinions on a project on building Mu Cang Chai into a tourist district during the 2021-2025 period, with an orientation to 2030.
Overview of the conference
As a mountainous district, Mu Cang Chai holds great potential of developing tourism with many attractions such as Mu Cang Chai terraced field recognised as a special national relic, Che Tao Species/Habitat Conservation Area, Khau Pha mountain pass, Nam Khat valley, Pung Luong peak, together with special cultural identity of Mong and Thai ethnic groups. The US’s CNBC broadcaster also listed Mu Cang Chai at the top of travel list 2020 in Vietnam.
The district gradually offered special tourist products, especially those tapping terraced fields.
To fully tap potential and strengths, especially terraced fields, the local project aims to develop green, cultural identity, safe and friendly tourism. Tourism is expected to basically become a pillar economy of the locality by 2025, a true pillar economy by 2030. Mu Cang Chai is to be a tourism district and one of the top destinations in the northwest of Vietnam.
To such end, Mu Cang Chai will strengthen transport connectivity with Hanoi, tourist and urban centres, step up tourism development planning, tap domestic market with the development of suitable products such as weekend, festival and community tourism.
The district will pay attention to tapping and developing sport, adventure, historical – cultural tourism, and new products such as ecological and agriculture tourism.
It will attach importance to developing tourism infrastructure and human resources, popularising special national relic Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field and Che Tao Species/Habitat Conservation Area.
Delegates suggested measures to build Mu Cang Chai into a tourist district in the coming time, focusing on developing tourism in combination with environment protection and sustainable livelihoods for local residents, tapping new rice festival of Mong ethnic people in Mu Cang Chai which has been recently recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and architecture culture of Mong ethnic people.
The second Luc Yen district “Going to Gemstone Land” tourism programme will be held from December 4-6 with a wide range of new and attractive activities.
Hands-on activities were a highlight of the Muong Lo culture - tourism festival 2020, as they enabled participants to experience the local culture in both traditional festivals and daily life. A number of activities to be named include brocade weaving, Khen (local panpipes) making, xoe dance teaching, and folk games. Visitors were also enable to explore local life across communes.
The Culture-Tourism Festival, the most awaited event of the people who love the Northwestern mountainous region, opened on October 17 despite the ravaging impact of COVID-19 pandemic. It comprises various cultural activities, giving visitors a fest of culture.
Luc Yen district of Yen Bai province served more than 27,000 holiday-makers, including 1,420 foreigners, in the first nine months of this year, and earned 16.2 billion VND from tourism revenue.