The rich natural beauty, cultural diversity and favourable transport links make the Central Highlands an ideal site for tourism development.

Regional connectivity, therefore, constitutes an effective measure to fully tap the sector’s potential for sustainable development, heard a workshop in Dak Nong province on July 24.

Vice Chairwoman of the local People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Ngoc Le highlighted the ongoing culture and tourism week in the province as a key note of the 2014 National Tourism Year.

Dak Nong is home to the cultural space of Central Highlands gong, which was recognized by the UNESCO in 2005 as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The Central Highlands comprises five provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong.

The region is said a land of mysterious mountains and forests with a significant population of ethnic minorities whose varied customs and lifestyles are an anthropologist's delight.

It is suggested combining tourism with the preservation of the region’s culture.-VNA