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21/02/2018 - 11:14

Long An develops unique tourism products to attract more visitors

Under the resolution 120/NQ-CP on comprehensive master plan for the Mekong Delta region by 2020 with a vision towards 2030 approved by the Government in 2017, Long An province will unlock its potentials of tourism and culture for development.

Long An province has focused on developing and promoting ecotourism; cultural and religious attractions; and offering unique tourist products to visitors.

As plan, localities in the region have to cooperate with each other to launch local tourist products and share responsibility in destinations and other services, said Nguyen Van My, director of Lua Viet travel agency.

Building better destination will contribute in connecting tours and attracting more visitors, added a representative of Bong Sen Tourism Joint Stock Company in Long An.

According to Vice directors of the provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Nguyen Thi Thuy, the province has built trans-provincial tours, such as HCM City-Long An-Tien Giang, HCM City-Long An-Dong Thap, Tan An City-Can Tho- Mekong Delta’s provinces.

Connecting with HCM City will boost the tourism development in the Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds) sub-region, and eastern provinces of the Mekong Delta.

The Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds) sub-region has the three provinces, namely Dong Thap, Tien Giang and Long An.
Tien Giang is well-known for special fruits, such as Vinh Kim star-apple, Cai Be guava and others. The province has a great tourism potentials with tourist destinations and historical sites, including Lan islet, Phung islet, Cai Be floating market, Vinh Trang pagoda, Linh Thuu Pagoda, Dong Tam Snake Farm and many ancient traditional houses.

Meanwhile, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has offered many land and waterway tours to destinations, attracting a large number of travellers, such as Tram Chim National Park, Xeo Quyt relic, Huynh Thuy Le's ancient house, Sa Dec flower village and more.

Tan Lap floating village

Long An province is well-known for destinations, including Tan Lap floating village, Dong Thap Muoi Pharmaceutical Development and Conservation Research Center, Lang Sen Wetland Reserve, Co Son Pagoda, historical site of Vam Nhut Tao, Ong Ban Quy Temple and other historical sites and amusement parks.

According to Deputy Minister of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung who was former Deputy Chairman of Long An, the province has focused on developing and promoting ecotourism with unique tourism products to draw travellers.

River cruise on Vam Co Tay and Vam Co Dong rivers will give travellers an opportunity to enjoy tropical fruit orchard gardens and discover the everyday life of the Mekong Delta.

Visitors coming to Long An will have also a chance to enjoy special dishes, such as Grilled Snakehead Fish, Duc Hoa peanut,  Chau Thanh dragon fruit, Nang Thom rice in Cho Dao, De wine and among.

The provincial authorities should create advantages for businesses to invest in the tourism industry, added Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy.
Connecting with neighboring areas and offering unique tourist products are key factors strengthening the tourism development of Long An province.

According to statistics, Long An received more than one million visitors in 2017, up 16 percent over the same period last year; including 15,000 international tourists, presenting a year on year increase of 25 percent. The revenue reached VND485 billion, up 18 percent compared with 2016./.

By Thuy Huong – Translated by Kim Khanh