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    “Northwest colours” selected as theme for National Tourism Year 2017

    The beauty of the country’s northwest region will be featured in the National Tourism Year 2017. And reason the beauty of the country’s northwest region be featured in the National Tourism Year 2017 because:

    The northwest region is home to more than 30 ethnic groups, with diverse tangible and intangible cultural heritage, famous historical sites and spectacular landscapes.The region received 8.9 million tourists, including 1.6 million foreigners last year, the culture, sports and tourism ministry said.

     “Northwest colours” selected as theme for National Tourism Year 2017

    The region has 12 areas earmarked for development under the national strategy for tourism development in the period through 2020, such as the Đồng Văn Karst Plateau, Bản Giốc Falls, Mẫu Sơn Mountain and Ba Bể Lake, besides the Tân Trào Revolutionary Base, Điện Biên and Hòa Bình Reservoir

     “Northwest colours” selected as theme for National Tourism Year 2017

    Ha Van Thang director of the department of culture, sports and tourism in Lào Cai, said as the host of National Tourism Year, the province would co-ordinate with other regional localities and focus on developing tourist products in the northwest. He also said the inaugural ceremony of the National Tourism Year 2017 Lao Cai- Northwest is planned for February 2017.

    Eight typical tourist products of the northwest region are expected to be introduced during the National Tourism Year 2017, including community-based tourism, terraced rice fields, mountain markets, flower seasons and mountain trekking, and a tour tracking the routes of Vietnam People’s Army units during the historic Dien Bien Phu Campaign, 

    The organising committee has also chosen the logo of the National Tourism Year 2017 Lao Cai- Northwest, featuring a stilt house – the most typical architecture in the region- on background of blue sky and mountain.

    Accordingly, the opening ceremony and announcement ceremony of “Visit Viet Nam Year 2017: Lao Cai – Northwest” will be kicked off on 15th of Lunar January in 2017. The closing ceremony of 2017’s national tourism year will take place on Nov or Dec 2017.

    Major events of “Visit Viet Nam Year 2017: Lao Cai – Northwest” include: National Television Festival in Lao Cai; Day of Culture, Sports and Tourism for four countries Viet Nam, China, Lao and Cambodia; Festival of Viet Nam’s typical community tourism villages in Hoa Binh; Cooking Competition “The Golden Spoon – The taste of Northwest” in Lao Cai etc. People’s Committees of Northwest provinces, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with related committees, ministries, sectors and agencies, will organize these activities and events, hoping that a successful “Visit Viet Nam Year 2017: Lao Cai – Northwest” will make a significant contribution to the tourism development of the region.

    In 2017, promises visitors come to the Northwest Viet Nam will have fun activities intersting.


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