Half-built area already an attraction
A half-built national tourism area around the Nui Coc Reservoir in Thai Nguyen Province is already an attraction, according to Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper. Though the 19,000ha project is only scheduled for completion in 2020, what has been built already and the landscapes are worth a day trip from Ha Noi.
The reservoir, built in 1973, has 89 large and small islands along its 17km length, and tourists can visit ones like Co (Stork), De (Goat) and Khi (Monkey) islands.
On some islands, they can enjoy the quiet atmosphere of local villages, or pay a visit to the temple of Mountain Goddess.-VNS