Update: 18:05 | 12/10/2018
(BGO) - With 331 relic sites and three traditional craft villages, Viet Yen district (Bac Giang province) is a land with great potential for tourism development. Arranging resources for infrastructure building, promoting the image and attracting investment are the specific steps taken by the district to develop tourism and lure tourists.
Viet Yen district has 331 relic sites, of which 91 were ranked as national and provincial-level ones with many famous sites such as Bo Da pagoda (Tien Son commune), Ich Minh pagoda (Huong Mai commune), and Noi Ninh communal house (Ninh Son commune) ...
The district is also home to many villages with long history and domestically and globally known products like rice noodles, Van village wine, and Tang Tien bamboo and rattan products. In particular, Viet Yen district has two world intangible cultural heritage, namely Quan ho (love duet singing) and Ca
According to the data of the district’s Culture and Information Division, since early this year, Viet Yen has received 30,000 visitors. Of whom, 5,000 visited the traditional craft villages, doubling the figure of the same period last year.
Bui Ta Thanh, Vice Chairman of the Van Ha commune People's Committee, said: "On average, each week, from 50 to 60 delegations of tourists visit Tho Ha and Yen Vien villages, most of them come from Europe. In one day, they will visit the ancient communal house and old buildings, walk around the village, and call at some craft establishments.
According to Dao Trong Ca, head of the district's Culture and Information Division, in order to awaken the potential of local tourism, the district attaches great importance to building a "tour" linking Bo Da pagoda and Tho Ha ancient village as the two places are close to each other. This tour is suitable for visitors’ roadmap. The district will continue developing the traditional festival of Bo Da pagoda imbued with identity. It strives to lure 50,000 tourists in 2019.
To achieve the set objectives, the Party committees and authorities at all levels shall direct organizations in places housing relic sites and craft villages to promote communications and encourage people to protect the environment and keep landscapes clean and beautiful.
Quan ho singing on
The district will invest in the installation of signboards leading to destinations in main traffic routes; renovate degraded relic sites; and distribute CDs and leaflets to promote tourism potential. It will upgrade some roads serving tourism development. At the same time, the district will create conditions for private enterprises to survey and build accommodation facilities, and develop services in craft villages; while connecting with neighboring localities to develop tours.
Investing in key projects
Currently, in order to catch up with the trend of experience tourism, the district
According to the roadmap to 2020, the district will successfully build spiritual culture and craft village tourism in combination with agricultural and rural experience tourism.
Talking about the future orientations, Nguyen Dai Luong, Vice Chairman of the district People's Committee, said that Viet Yen will direct communes and townships to accelerate the implementation of the district's tourism development plan; and coordinate with the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in making a master plan on the Bo Da pagoda relic site.
It will invest in key projects such as upgrading Phuc Tang market and craft demonstration sites in Tang Tien commune; building the temple of heroine Cao Ky Van