Hoa (VNA) – A number of community-based tours made their debut in Don
hamlet, Thanh Lam commune, Ba Thuoc district of the central province of Thanh
Hoa on October 19.
Pu Luong is a nature reserve established in 1999 with its area
covering Ba Thuoc and Quan Hoa districts. It is considered as a valuable
natural reserve for science research, socio-economic and ecotourism development.
The tours offer visitors activities to discover local primeval forests,
waterfalls, rivers and mountains.
can also participate in traditional festivals of the locality, visit traditional
trade villages, enjoy local specialities and experience daily activities of
locals, especially those from ethnic minority groups.
can take one-day tours in Pu Luong, or two-day tours across three districts of
Ba Thuoc, Quan Hoa and Lang Chanh. There are also tours going cross Hoa Binh
province to Ba Thuoc.
Chairman of Ba Thuoc district People’s Committee Lo Van Thang said the
development of community tourism is hope to assist with poverty reduction,
raise income and improve the livelihood of local residents, thus contributing
to bolstering the locality’s socio-economic development.
He highlighted the significance of the launch of community-based travel tours in the locality, saying that this will help attract more
holiday-makers to the locality.
Thuoc hopes to create a breakthrough in tourism development, Thang said, adding
that the locality has set a goal to welcome 30,000 visitors by 2020, of which
about one third being international tourists.
In recent years, Ba Thuoc district has focused on upgrading infrastructure in many
tourist destinations. It has also enhanced promotion of community tourism,
restored many traditional cultural activities, in connection with conserving and
developing intangible cultural values and training human resources for the