(HBO) - Authorities of Luong Son district in Hoa Binh province have planned to develop tourism into a spearhead economic sector, focusing on resort eco-tourism, experience, sports, and entertainment tourism. Boasting natural beauty, unique and diverse cultural values and many historical and cultural relic sites, Luong Son has great potential to further promote tourism development.
Ivory Villa & Resort in Lam Son commune (Luong Son district) becomes an attractive destination for tourists.
Visiting Luong Son, tourists will be astonished to see the natural beauty and archaeological sites such as Tram Cave, Tam Cave, Diem Stone Roof, Vua Ba Mountain, Da Bac Cave, Nui Sang Cave, and Man Nguyen Cave, among others.
The district boasts traditional craft villages and various festivals. It is also home to several luxury resorts which offer all the amenities.
Nguyen Bich Thuy, a visitor from Hanoi, said her family had interesting experiences during at weekend at Nature Key Retreat in Bang Ga hamlet in Cao Son commune of Luong Son district.
According to Thuy, her family members had a chance to join exciting folk games and enjoy health services at the site.
Nguyen Thi Tien, Deputy Head of the Division of Culture and Information of Luong Son district, said local authorities have concentrated on organising traditional festivals, developing unique tourism products, upgrading infrastructure serving tourism, and preserving traditional cultural values of ethnic groups in the locality.
Attention has been paid to developing and expanding culture and spiritual tourism, eco-tourism, resorts, sports, and experience tourism; and improving the quality of tourism services, he added.
The province’s gateway land has become an attractive site for visitors with a series of luxurious resorts such as Violet Villa in Nhuan Trach commune and Ivory Villa & Resort in Lam Son commune.
With convenient transport systems, new resorts with modern architecture and close to nature are suitable for families at weekends and gatherings among friends.
Phuong Hoang (Phoenix) Golf Resort in Lam Son commune is also attractive to domestic and foreign visitors.
The local authorities have always created favourable conditions for investors to develop tourism projects. A number of projects being surveyed,and invested include Paradise Hoa Binh resort complex in Cao Son commune; Nang waterfall ecological resort in Cu Yen commune; Legary Culture Luong Son complex in the communes of Cao Son, Cu Yen, Tan Vinh; Ngan Pho ecological urban area in Lam Son commune, Legacy Hill resort in Cu Yen commune, La Saveur resort in Nhuan Trach commune, among others.
In the first nine months of 2023, Luong Son welcomed 155,000 tourists, including 80,000 foreigners. The locality earned nearly 108 billion VND (nearly 4.4 million USD) from tourism activities in the period.
The Hoa Binh provincial Tourism Steering Committee held a conference on January 25 to outline tourism development tasks for 2024, under the chair of Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Toan.
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