Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NAM — The mountainous distirct of Nam Trà My in the central province of Quảng Nam has launched a virtual reality photo portal to introduce eco-tourism services in the area.
The chairman of the district People’s Committee, Hồ Quang Bửu, said the portal, launched in co-operation with the Institute of Communications and Information Technology, would help potential visitors explore cultural and tourism services in the district.
It also introduces the rare and expensive Ngọc Linh and Vietnamese ginseng grown at 2,598m above sea level on the border with Kon Tum Province.
The mountainous district, 90km southwest of Tam Kỳ City, is home to 10,000 people belonging to the Ca Dong, Xê Đăng and Mơ Nông ethnic minority groups, and features five waterfalls, hot springs, a bamboo plantation and a cinnamon forest.
The district hosts a monthly Ngọc Linh ginseng fair on the first day of every month as well as cuisine and cultural exchanges for visitors and local ethnic minority groups.
Ethnic: Ca Dong dancers perform in Quảng Nam Province. The ethnic group has a large population in Nam Trà My District. — VNS Photo Công Thành
The ginseng fair aims to provide a meeting point for tourists, investors, traders and local growers.
Ngọc Linh ginseng, grown both in Nam Trà My District in Quảng Nam Province and the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, has been designated a national brand.
Nam Trà My District has introduced a Geographical Indication (GI) for ‘Ngọc Linh’ ginseng products from seven villages and communes.
Ngọc Linh ginseng has been named as an endangered flora, along with pepper, cinnamon and white maize as part of Quảng Nam’s conservation programme for 2014-20.
More than 200kg of ginseng root were sold at the first Ngọc Linh Ginseng fair in the district last year for US$553,000.
The website can be found at http://namtramy.gov.vn/web360. — VNS