Hoàng Su Phì in Hà Giang Province, known for its beautiful rice terraces. VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY — The northern mountain province of Hà Giang plans to organise a number of sporting, cultural and tourism activities throughout this year to promote its stunning landscapes, rich ethnic culture and tourism.
A tennis tournament for clubs from Hà Giang and Hà Tĩnh provinces, a friendly football tournament and Loop Ultra Hoàng Su Phì Trail run race will be held in July and August.
Tourists will have a chance to visit the market in Hoàng Su Phì, well known for its beautiful rice terraces, in September.
The Hoàng Su Phì Market is not only a place for trading but also a meeting place for various ethnic minorities.
Motorbike and auto races will be held in September.
In November the annual Buckwheat Flower Festival will showcase flowers, photos of buckwheat flowers and cultural activities.
Trần Đức Quý, deputy chairman of the Hà Giang People’s Committee, said the province has developed three spaces for cultural tourism and a number of unique travel products.
It has launched a travel stimulus programme from June to the end of this year to attract tourists, Quý told a conference in HCM City to boost travel from the south to Hà Giang.
It is offering travel products at a discount of 30-50 per cent.
The province targets sustainable development of green tourism, Quý said.
Hà Văn Siêu, deputy head of the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, said Hà Giang is known as one of the most interesting destinations in Việt Nam.
The province’s stimulus travel programme would contribute to the recovery of the domestic travel market and inspire domestic travel, he said.
It should strengthen linkages with HCM City and other cities and provinces in the country to develop inter-regional and inter-provincial travel products, he added. —VNS