Monday, 11 Dec 2017

Tay Ninh promotes local tourism and culture in Hanoi

Updated at Sunday, 08 Oct 2017, 17:21
The Hanoitimes - A range of activities featuring the culture and tourism attractions of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh are taking place in Hanoi, on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Liberation Day of the capital city (October 10).
Tay Ninh culture and tourism.
Hanoians impress with Tay Ninh culture and tourism.
They include a photo exhibition on the 180-year history of the formation and development of the province. Tay Ninh’s special products are also being showcased, drawing crowds of local visitors.
Speaking at the opening ceremony on October 6, provincial officials expressed the hope that the activities will help promote cooperation and exchanges between the province and Hanoi. Two documentaries were also screened during the ceremony to introduce local tourism potential and the development of the province.
The same day, a folk music show was held, featuring Don ca tai tu (southern amateur singing), which has been recognised as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humankind by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Tay Ninh is home to the main cathedral of Cao Dai sect. The Ba Den Mountain is also a popular destination for spiritual tourism. The province receives between 2.2 and 2.7 million tourists per year and sees an annual growth rate of over 10 percent in tourism. In 2016, the tourism sector earned VND770 billion (33.88 million USD).
From 2013, Tay Ninh tourism strives to become a key economic sector. Accordingly, this is one of the important goals for tourism development in the Master plan for “Tay Ninh tourism development until 2020 and vision to 2030”.
The Plan aims to develop Tay Ninh tourism into the province’s key economic sector, contributing to improving provincial economic structure, raising the quality of tourism products and the province’s competitiveness; and also aims to protect resources and environment and preserve cultural identity…
Ecotourism, spiritual tourism, and historical sites are main attractions of Tay Ninh tourism. Therefore, Tay Ninh has focused on tourism product development tied to festivals, belief, historical sites, cultural works, … and also concentrate on the development of ecotourism products based on national park ecosystem, countrysides; development of craft village tourism, business tourism…
Ha Phuong
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