Dak Lak develops community-based tourism this year hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Dak Lak (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak targets welcoming 810,000 tourists this year, earning 750 billion VND (33.3 million USD), according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Of the figure, 75,000 will be foreigners while 735,000 are domestic visitors.

The province will develop community-based and ecological tourism on the back of the local advantage of natural landscapes and rich ethnic culture.

To preserve and uphold the value of Central Highlands gong cultural space – an intangible cultural heritage of the humanity, the province will continue to hold gong performances twice per month. Last year, 12 gong night shows held during July-December attracted more than 3,500 visitors, who came to exchange with gong artists, learn about ethnic musical instruments and enjoy “ruou can” (wine drunk out of a jar through pipes).

Community-based tourism projects will be developed in Yang Lanh village in Buon Don district, Ya village in Krong Bong district, Tring village in Buon Ho township, with a focus on traditional culture, ethnic rituals and cuisine, giving visitors a chance to eat, live and join activities together with locals.

Priority will be given to Yok Don national tourism area, agricultural and community-based tourism project in Cu Sue commune (Cu M’gar district), along with resorts, entertainment and sport areas in Buon Ma Thuot city and districts of Buon Don, Lak and Cu M’gar.

Last year, the provincial tourism sector welcomed 703,000 holidaymakers, up 13.2 percent annually, including 67,000 foreign and 636,000 domestic ones, earning over 610 billion VND, marking a 1.67 percent rise from target.-VNA