Vietnam identifies new destination
LANG SON, 24 July 2012: Lang Son Provincial Party Committee designated, Mau Son tourism region in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son a national tourism destination last week.
Designation will help to encourage investment and improve facilities in the Mau Son region by 2020.
“The objective is to provide a standard socio-economic infrastructure and build close links to other northeastern attractions,” the committee stated.
The plan calls for 10,000 hectares to be developed for tourism with plans to manage and protect natural resources and the environment.
Historical and cultural relics will be researched and categorised, as well as the ethnic customs and traditions of the communities.
Roads in the region will be upgraded and transportation will be improved with a bus system to ferry visitors to and from the region.
Initially, the area will appeal to domestic tourists, but there are plans to create tours and build infrastructure to attract visitors from neighbouring countries.
Mau Son is located 1,541 metres above sea level in Lang Son province in northern Vietnam. It is best known for its favourable climate and native Dao, Tay and Nung ethnic minority groups. Villagers grow peaches, tea, and a local wine is made from indigenous plants and water from the mountain.