Awakening Tourism Potential

11:50:10 PM | 3/4/2015

Na Hang of Tuyen Quang Province is an ancient land where every river, creek, forest and mountain is tied to fascinating legends. This place has many poetic and charming beauty spots formed by the Nang and Gam rivers and majestic Pac Ta Mountain Range with 99 peaks, compared to “Ha Long Bay on the Mountain." Nature has bestowed Na Hang with splendid beauty and Na Hang people are very honest and industrious.
Hidden beauty
Currently, Na Hang has the elements to form an ecological tourism complex of national stature. This is an advantage for the development of cultural tourism, ecological tourism, adventure tourism and exploration on the reservoir of Tuyen Quang hydropower plant.
While Tuyen Quang is one of three provinces with the largest forest coverage in the country, Na Hang is the most densely forested district in the province, accounting for 71 percent of its natural land area. The district has the Tat Ke - Ban Bung Nature Reserve covering 42,000 ha. This sanctuary now has 40 mammal species, 70 bird species, 20 reptile species and 17 species of vascular plants. Endangered species recorded in the Red Book included snub-nosed monkey, white-cheeked monkey, moon bear and plants aged thousands of years. The reserve has a specially important role in protecting water sources for Tuyen Quang hydropower reservoir and regulating downstream flooding. This is also an attractive adventure tourism site.
Visitors to Na Hang will get the chance to explore the reservoir of Tuyen Quang hydropower plant by boat, among immense natural rivers and rolling mountains, and hear the legends attached to this land. On the way to explore the lake scenery, visitors will have the opportunity to drop in on fanciful, dreamlike Pac Ban Waterfall, also known as Mo Waterfall - a nationally ranked landscape.
Along the way, they can visit Khuay Sung, Khuay Nhi and Khuay Me Waterfalls, pop in Phia Vai Cave (where artefacts of ancient Vietnamese people were found, dated back 10,000 years). They can view Pac Ta Mountain, the highest mountain in Na Hang district, which forms the profile of picturesque an elephant. Farther, they can see Xa Ta Mountain, also called Con Lon Mountain. They can also visit Coc Vai, which means the buffalo rope stick in Tay language and is related to the legend about Tai Ngao man. Farther is Nam Me Waterfall, which means mother stream. The confluence of the Gam River and Nang River offers majestic scenery of mountains, water and primeval forests.
Struggling to overcome difficulties
Na Hang district has achieved important results in agricultural restructuring and new countryside construction. Agriculture is the most important economic sector of the district. In 2014, total food output reached 18,315.4 tonnes, 7.6 percent higher the annual plan and 5.4 percent higher than the volume in 2013.
The province attaches much importance to sustainable livestock husbandry development. The Provincial People's Committee issued Decision 27/2011/QD-UBND dated December 31, 2011 approving 15 production support projects (seven bovine development projects, seven fishery projects and one pig breeding project) with total funding of VND446.725 million. These projects are socially and economically effective.
In recent years, the value of industrial and handicraft production has kept going up. In 2014, it reached VND572.9 billion, 9.9 percent higher than the plan. The total value of goods was VND700 billion, up 12.9 percent against 2013. The export value was US$1.619 million, 49.9 percent higher than the plan and 32.9 percent higher than in 2013.
In the coming time, Na Hang will mobilise and effectively utilise resources to develop service, industry and agriculture. The district will introduce many solutions like building support policies, encouraging service, tourism and trade development; developing infrastructure of urban zones and industrial zones; and developing agriculture.
Duy Binh