The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh welcome 8.3 million
tourists in 2016, an year-on-year increase of seven percent, with a remarkable
surge in the border areas of Mong Cai and Binh Lieu.
Mong Cai City is one of the province’s four tourism hubs. It lured 1.6 million
arrivals in 2016, and earned 1.1 trillion VND (48.4 million USD), up 52 percent
and 47 percent from 2015, respectively.
In 2016, Mong Cai introduced several new tourism products, such as city tours on
electric cars, cross-border tours and community-based tours to the border
islands of Vinh Trung and Vinh Thuc.
In September 2016, the Mong Cai – Vinh Thuc – Vinh Trung tour was established,
contributing to tourism on the two border islands.
Meanwhile, the border district of Binh Lieu developed community-based tourism
thanks to its landscapes and historical and cultural values, such as forests,
terraced fields, Khe Van water fall, Luc Na temple, Luc Hon ancient banyan tree,
Cao Xiem mountain, and Khe Tien water fall, and traditional festivals.
Binh Lieu has also taken measures to promote its tourism, including developing a
plan for tourism development, offering incentives for tourism firms and building
infrastructure facilities at tourism sites.
Locals have been encouraged to join community-based tourism, particularly in Khe
Van and Khe Tien.
Duong Cam Henh, a home-stay service provider from Khe Tien village, Dong Van
commune, Binh Lieu district said he is mobilising villagers to do home-stay
tourism to increase their income and introduce traditional culture to tourists.
Secretary of the Binh Lieu district Party’s Committee Mai Vu Tuan said the
district aims to become a hub of cultural and resort tourism..