Homestay tourism in Lam Binh District, the northern mountainous
province of Tuyen Quang has drawn both domestic and international holiday-makers
to the imposing landscape and cultural tradition of ethnic minorities in the
Visitors can see raw mountainous regions and enjoy a family atmosphere when
staying in a local homestay. Traditional stilt houses as well as “then” singing
and “coi” singing now double up as tourism products.
Locals have upgraded houses to receive visitors and purchased more boats to take
them to explore the Tuyen Quang hydropower plant reservoir.
This community-based tourism has earned local households stable incomes.
A board supporting agriculture business in the district has helped 16 families
in Thuong Lam, Khuon Ha and Lang Can communes offer homestay services and has
created opportunities for them to learn experience from each other.
Nguyen Van Hien, Vice Chairman of Lam Binh district People’s Committee, said
that the locality will continue efforts to zone off potential tourism sites and
pay heed to preserving ethnic minority groups’ cultural values.
The district will prioritise developing community tourism alongside preserving
traditional culture and festivals as well as repairing historic relic sites and
Homestay tourism villages will be built in the locality, ensuring sufficient
infrastructure and hygiene.
Training courses will be opened for locals to restore cotton plantations and
Covering 78,150 hectares, Lam Binh District has several tourist attractions such
as Song Long Cave, Khuoi Nhi Waterfall, Khuoi Sung Waterfall and Hang Phia Vai
archeological relic site. The locality is home to over 30,000 people from ten
ethnic minority groups.