The terraced fields in Mù Cang Chải District, Yên Bái Province, attract many tourists to the region every year. — Photo dulichvietnam.com.vn
YÊN BÁI — The tourism potential of Mù Cang Chải District in the northern province of Yên Bái has been properly exploited in recent years, making it a popular destination to tourists to this northwestern region.
The number of visitors to Mù Cang Chải District has increased over the year. In 2015, 20,000 visited compared to 90,000 in 2018, and the number of foreign tourists was 10,000. In the first half of this year, more 40,000 tourists have visited to explore its cultures and landscape.
According to Nông Việt Yên, District Party Committee Secretary, the local authorities, administrative organisations and individuals within the district have teamed up to enhance the tourism potentials.
The district has implemented the resolution of preserving and promoting the traditional cultures of Mông ethnic minority in the 2013-2015 period, as well as developing tourism and services associated with the terraced fields and the national historical relic where the Khau Phạ Guerilla Unit was established between 2016-2020.
The district will also conduct a survey and make a list of local cultural intangible heritages, in addition to preserving, restoring and promoting the beauty of the traditional costumes of the local ethnic minorities, associating it with developing the tourism, he said.
The secretary also added that the Mù Cang Chải District would continue to build the models of cultural families and security self-management, as well as protect the forests and preserve the ethnic cultural essences.
“The district will concentrate on educating and improving the awareness on environment protection, eco-tourism and community tourism along with building the new countryside models; developing new forms of tourism like cultural-belief tourism with an aim to introduce and promote cultures of Mông and Thái ethnic communities,” he said.
Furthermore, the local authority has also focused on attracting investment for tourism development; for example, the project of constructing Mù Cang Chải resort in Chế Cu Nha District.
New trees and flowers have been also been planted in the forests, which provides ethnic locals with extra income and improve the landscapes. The plan is to plant more than 200 hectares of hawberry trees and 27km length of flowers by August 10. — VNS