Waterfall tourism plan announced

Update: August, 18/2017 - 09:00
Bản Giốc Waterfall.— VNA/VNS Photo Trần Việt
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Detailed plans for Bản Giốc Waterfall tourism site were announced on Thursday by Cao Bằng Province’s People’s Committee and the Ministry of Construction.

The master plan was approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc in April this year.

The announcement aims to call for investment from enterprises to turn Bản Giốc waterfall tourist site into a key tourism site of the northern mountainous province and the nation, contributing to boosting the development of the province and the region.

Under the plan, the Bản Giốc waterfall tourist site will cover 1,000ha while the central area of the site will cover 156.7ha.

Facilities will be also built in the zone to serve tourism, including hotels and service areas.

The tourist site is expected to welcome approximately 750,000 visitors per year and have more than 1,000 rooms for tourists by 2020. By 2030, the tourist site is estimated to receive 1.2 million visitors and have some 1,750 rooms for visitors.

The central area of the Bản Giốc waterfall tourist site is set to have four areas including the Bản Giốc waterfall landscape, the landscape along the Quây Sơn River, the mountainous forestry landscape ecology and the agricultural landscape ecology.

Bản Giốc is in Đàm Thủy Commune, Trùng Khánh District, on the border with China’s Guangxi Province. It is 53 metres high and 300 metres wide and has three levels of smaller waterfalls.

The waterfall is the fourth largest border waterfall in the world and was named one of the ten most spectacular waterfalls in the world by travel site Touropia. 

In 2016, the tourism site welcomed more than 178,000 visitors. — VNS