Tourists at a historical relic in Lang Son province (Photo: VNA)


Lang Son (VNA) –
The tourism sector in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son is striving to receive 2.7 million visitors in 2018, including 408.000 foreigners, raking in 970 billion VND (42.7 million USD).

Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Phuc Ha said to realise the target, Lang Son has implemented a number of measures to develop tourism markets and diversify tourism products such as ecotourism, resort tourism and cultural-spiritual tourism.

In addition, Lang Son has worked with tourism management agencies of China’s Guangxi province to promote tourism cooperation in the border area, he added.

Lang Son province has also paid attention to creating tourism links between its localities and developing tourist destinations in Bac Son district and Lang Son city, notably the tangerine forest in Bac Son and hydrangea garden in Mau Son Tourism Site of Loc Binh district.

According to the department, the province welcomed more than 910,800 tourists in the first three months of 2018, a rise of 10.8 percent year-on-year and equivalent to 33.7 percent of the year’s plan. Of the figure, 108,900 are foreign visitors.

Earnings from tourism services in the period hit 305 billion VND (13.4 million USD), up 11.7 percent against the same period last year.

In early 2018, Lang Son organised various activities to foster tourism like the second Lang Son Culture, Sports and Tourism Week, a peach blossom festival and a cuisine festival.-VNA