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Apr 16, 2021 / 16:57

Ba Vi Tourism Festival - Highlight of Hanoi’s suburban tourism

With interesting activities, Ba Vi Tourism Festival is expected to promote travel to the Ba Vi District as well as Hanoi’s suburbs.

Under the framework of Hanoi Gastronomy and Tourism Festival 2021, Ba Vi Tourism Festival will be one of the highlight activities in Hanoi’s suburbs to stimulate the travel demand to the capital.

Attractive activities

An art installation at Thien Son - Suoi Nga eco-tourism complex. Photo: Trong Tuan

Ba Vi Tourism Festival will start from tomorrow, April 18 in Thien Son - Suoi Nga eco-tourism complex, a resort on an area of 450ha with lots of green space. It is an opportunity to promote the potentials of Ba Vi tourism, according to Vice Chairman of Ba Vi District People's Committee Nguyen Duc Anh.

The festival will take place mainly on Ngoa Son Mountain where a floating stage over Ngoa Son Lake will be set up. It will start with an art show which tells stories about the history of the Ba Vi region, including the unique cultures of the popular Muong and Yao ethnic groups here.

With the theme of promoting natural tourism and environmental protection, the festival features a variety of cultural spaces which decoration materials are from nature such as rattan, bamboo, rose orchids, among others. 

Particularly, visitors will have an opportunity to experience different Tour packages offered here.

One of them is the holiday and health care services at Thien Son - Suoi Nga ecotourism complex, Ba Vi National Park, Ao Vua Tourism Area, Tan Da Spa Resort, Khoang Xanh - Suoi Tien Theme Park.

The Thien Son - Suoi Nga eco-tourism complex. Photo: Trong Tuan

Meanwhile, the agricultural tourism will bring new experiences with activities like visiting farm villages; participating in activities in Vietnam’s countryside such as planting rice, catching fish and crabs with bamboo baskets, growing and picking vegetables and herbs, harvesting and making tea, feeding ostriches, goats, rabbits, dairy cows, among others. 

Moreover, the heritage journey will be interesting for those who are fond of history and culture. It includes the visit to relics of Tan Vien Son Thanh temple complex, Tan Vien pagoda, K9 Da Chong, Temple of President Ho Chi Minh and so on. 

There is also a trekking route in Ba Vi Mountain to discover the area as well as the French town which was built by under the French regime during 1932-1944. There remain the ruins of villas, hotels, a church, a prison, an airport, among others.

During the festival, visitors can also enjoy typical some regional specialties such as Da River’s fish, Com Lam (bamboo rice) and chicken.

Ba Vi moutainous area- the "sleeping beauty" in Hanoi's suburb. Photo: Thien Son - Suoi Nga eco-tourism complex

Tourism potential

Ba Vi District has great potential for tourism development in the suburb of Hanoi with  ecotourism, holidays, sports tourism (mountain climbing and trekking), medical tourism and spiritual tourism; thanks to the advantages of diversified terrain with mountains, rivers, forests for beautiful ecological zones. 

Besides, it boasts rich history and culture with over 300 historical and cultural relics as well as the most unique architectural communal houses in Vietnam such as Tay Dang, Thuy Phieu, Thanh Lung…, and the cultural diversity of Kinh, Muong, and Yao ethnic groups.

However, Ba Vi tourism potential has not yet been tapped. According to Mr. Nguyen Van Tai, Director of VietSense Tourism Company, which has just conducted a survey trip to the area, n the poor infrastructure and traffic, the scarcity of services and the lack of tourism qualification of the locals are the major obstacles for the district’s tourism sector to thrive.  

The charming landscape of Ba Vi mountain, Hanoi. Photo: Thien Son - Suoi Nga eco-tourism complex

Currently, Hanoi has planned the Ba Vi - Suoi Hai Tourism Area with a vision to 2030. The People's Committee of Ba Vi district is also building a plan for Ba Vi tourism development in the near future.

Mr. Duc Anh said in order to promote the potential of Ba Vi tourism, the locality will gradually build new tour packages towards the development of the community-based tourism and those associated with ethnic groups.

In addition, it will focus on green tourism development, invest and upgrade roads to tourist places, apply more information technology, provide free wifi at tourist spots, and cooperate with travel agencies to increase tours to the attractions.

“Ba Vi Tourism Festival is one of the opening activities for the program of promoting tourism in Ba Vi District in 2021. It will help increase the attractiveness of tours to Hanoi’s suburbs, contributing to promoting the capital's tourism in the coming time,” said Mr. Duc Anh.