Ninh Binh (VNA) – Digital transformation and information
technology application have important roles to play in the realisation of
northern Ninh Binh province’s tourism development plan, which aims to turn
tourism into a spearhead economic sector by 2030, according to the provincial
Department of Tourism.

The province has taken the initiative in rolling out a smart tourism
portal and mobile app and has also digitalised tourism data in connection with
other sectors, built a database, and offered free wi-fi services at tourist

As Ninh Binh is host of the 2021 National Tourism Year, it has set a
target of improving the quality of tourism products as well as devising new products
to meet visitor demand.

This is also viewed as a chance for the province to call for further
investment in tourism infrastructure and bolster human resources quality and

Boasting some of Vietnam’s most diverse terrain, the province is home
to well-known tourist sites such as Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Cuc Phuong National
Park, Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve, and mineral hot springs.

Of particular note, the Trang An Landscape Complex was inscribed on the
list of UNESCO World Culture and Nature Heritage Sites in 2014 – the first
complex in Vietnam and Southeast Asia to receive the honour.

Some 90 km south of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is also home to Hoa Lu, the ancient
capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, and a number of spiritual
destinations, such as Phat Diem Stone Cathedral and Bich Dong and Bai Dinh

It is also the ancestral land of folk music like “cheo” and “xam”, as
well as the traditional craft villages of Ninh Van stone carving, Bo Bat pottery,
and Van Lam lace embroidery./.