Ha Giang provincial People's Committee has recently approved the master plan for tourism development in the province to 2020 and orientation towards 2030, the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF) reported.

By 2020, Ha Giang tourism aims to play an important role in the provincial service industry, creating the premise towards 2030 for tourism to be a key economic sector in its economic structure, contributing to raising living standards of the people.

Ha Giang has an important position on the national tourism map. It is also a land of rich cultural history, the convergence of the 19 ethnic groups such as Mong, Dao, Pa Then, Co Lao, Lo Lo, Bo Y, Phu La, and Pu Peo.

The province also possesses many national historic sites namely Dong Van ancient town, the Vuong dynasty architectural relic, Lung Cu flagpole (Dong Van); Sung Khanh Pagoda, Binh Lam Pagoda (Vi Xuyen); Trong Con Subregional revolutionary relics (Bac Quang); Cang Bac Me (Bac Me), ancient rocks Nam Dan (Xin Man), and Hoang Su Phi terraced fields.

Ha Giang also has peculiar natural scenery, with spectacular wild beauty as: Ma Pi Leng (Meo Vac), Double Mountains (Quan Ba), desert rock, stone forests (Dong Van), etc primeval forests, ancient tea forest, scenic rice terraces in the western districts.

According to Hoang Van Kien, Director of Ha Giang’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ha Giang is located in a strategic position in terms of economic, social, defence, security and tourism development.
In recent years, the social and economic development of Ha Giang province has achieved encouraging results. The infrastructure is continued to be invested, creating conditions for Ha Giang tourism to develop.

However, Ha Giang tourism is at an early stage of development. Under the master plan for tourism development up to 2020 and orientations towards 2030, the province will focus on developing various tourism products such as geological tourism, cultural tourism, and community-based tourism.

In addition, Ha Giang will develop traditional craft products, and culinary tourism. Specifically, by 2020, Ha Giang tourism industry needs to invest 24 projects in various sectors, giving priorities to Dong Van Plateau Global Geopark and Hoang Su Phi terraced fields.-VNA