Fri, 19th Apr 2024 00:05 (GMT +7)

Developing community-based tourism in Binh Lieu

Wednesday, 22/11/2023 | 11:38:08 [GMT +7] A  A

The moutainous district of Binh Lieu has currently taken the advantage of its cultural and natural potentials and strengths to develop community-based tourism, contributing to the locality’s economic, social and cultural development.

Binh Lieu possesses high mountainous terrain with stunning waterfalls.

As a borderline mountainous district in the northeast of Quang Ninh, just 120km away from Ha Long City, Binh Lieu shares 43km borders with China, Binh Lieu is greatly endowed by nature with moderate climate and cool weather and fresh air all year round.

Binh Lieu possesses high mountainous terrain with stunning waterfalls such as Khe Van, Khe Tien and Song Mooc. The terraced fields here are called "golden carpets" during the ripe rice season. The immense “heaven” of white reed grass and vast acacia and Ceylon cinnamon forests Binh Lieu have currently regarded as the most mesmerizing views in this district.

With 96% of the population being ethnic minorities, Binh Lieu district is now developing models of preserving cultural values ​​of ethnic groups.

Ban Chuong homestay is preparing to welcome guests.

Ly Hong Cong, the owner of Ban Chuong homestay at Luc Hon commune, said that his homestay was often full of guests at weekends.

Tourism-related jobs have helped local people to develope their long-lasting culture and earn more income, he added.

In addition, Binh Lieu district develops tourism products based on defined categories to bring unique experiences to visitors. Therefore, travellers have good chances to experience various community activities of ethnic people.

Binh Lieu district has also made an impression on tourists due to its own traditional cultural values. A variety of festival activities and cultural and tourism weeks are organized annually such as Golden season festival, So flower festival, Soong Co Singing Festival, Luc Na communal house festival, etc. 

Tourists visit Binh Lieu flower tourist area.

In order to connect routes and tourist attractions in the area, the district invested in the local infrastructure system such as the border patrol route, the road to the western border marker and 1305 landmark, Luc Ngu - Khe Tien road, Na Ech - Khe Van street, etc. Quang Ninh province also allocated investment into the construction of new road from the district’ centre to Huc Dong Commune.

According to Deputy Chairman of Binh Lieu district’s People’s Committee, the district is doing its utmost to implement various plans under the project of socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for 2021-2025 period with orientation to 2030.

The primary focus is to develop community tourism based on preserving and promoting traditional cultural values ​​of ethnic groups and protecting the natural landscape environment.

By Le Nam