Mother Nature has provided the northern mountainous province of Bac Kan many beautiful landscapes such as Ba Be Lake, Hua Ma and Nang Tien Cave, among others. The province has great potential to develop tourism. However incomprehensive growth has hindered the sector fully tapping its potential.

As one of the world’s 20 largest fresh water lakes, Ba Be Lake is described as an emerald in the middle of Viet Bac tropical forest. Besides stunning scenery and fresh, clean air, Ba Be is a perfect place to discover some of the ethnic minority communities in Vietnam.

Nguyen Thi Xuan Dao, a visitor from Ho Chi Minh City said she was impressed by the beautiful landscapes and friendly locals. “They have helped me learn more about the place and culture here,” said Dao.

Over the years, the province has attached importance to developing tourism and considered the sector a driving force to boost the local economy. However, the province needs more open mechanisms to encourage investment in the area to beef up tourism in the locality.

Tran Hung Viet, Deputy General Director of the Saigon Tourist Company said the best way to promote tourism products is to provide the best service to customers, advertisements about the place’s tourism should also be enhanced.

In order to have a sustainable tourism industry, it is necessary to carry out the overall plan for tourism development, ensuring the stable life for citizens and keeping indigenous culture and natural environment.

Pham Duy Hung, Vice Chairman of People’s Committee of Bac Kan province said: “We hope more investors, foreign and domestic tourists will know more about Bac Kan.”

Hung said the province is expecting more investment in infrastructure to be poured into Ba Be tourism area in order to attract more tourists to Ba Be Lake in particular and northern provinces in general.

Recently, Bac Kan successfully held a heritage festival, one of the province’s biggest tourism events. With the province’s efforts and determination, Bac Kan’s tourism sector is expected to become a major economic sphere, driving the local economy forward.-VNA