LAM DONG, 30 September 2016: Lam Dong People’s Committee has recently received a proposal for an amusement park and adventure sports centre in Dalat, the province’s capital city.
Local media reported that Dalattourist Company is planning to build an amusement park and adventure sports centre in the central highlands resort city of Dalat with an investment of around USD14 million.
The site will be located at the Datanla Waterfall Eco-Tourism Area on 99 ha of land. Construction will begin late this year and be completed by 2020, the report said.
The project will include entertainment areas, park rides, a sports centre with restaurants, a transport network to get around the park between attractions, fire fighting service and general utilities, it added.
The province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently issued a temporary regulation governing adventure tourism in the province to tighten safety for travellers.
Under the new regulation, adventure tour operators must have international travel licences, while authorities must approve their adventure travel programmes.
In addition, they have to demonstrate they have adequate facilities and equipment, instructors with adventure tourism training certificates and rescue teams on standby in dangerous areas.
Tour companies must provide sufficient information about their adventure travel programmes and warn visitors of the potential dangers associated with these tours, while guest must buy travel insurance.
Organisers must also request travellers to provide personal information and sign physical fitness declarations at the start of the tour.
Pre-tour training in essential skills must be given and a description of the equipment provide before the tour begins.
Tourists must declare any health issues such as a history of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and other diseases that could compromise safety.
Located in the central highlands region, Lam Dong is a mountainous province and 70% of its area is covered in forest. Its capital is Dalat.
Dalat is a major tourist destination famous not only among Vietnamese but also among foreigners and is 320 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 60 km from Mui Ne.
In the first seven months of this year, it welcomed an estimated 3.2 million visitors, an increase of 8% year-on-year.
Of these, 147,000 were international visitors, up 45.02% year-on-year, and 3.1 million were Vietnamese visitors, up 6.61%, the report said.