Tourism potential of six northern mountainous provinces in the Viet Bac region is in the spotlight of a programme which opened in Lang Son province on November 4.

The Viet Bac region, comprising Lang Son, Cao Bang, Bac Kan , Thai Nguyen, Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang, used to be the base of the revolutionary forces in the fight against French colonialists. Besides numerous revolutionary relics related to the national liberation war, the region is also home to magnificent natural scenery and various ethnic minority communities with unique cultures.

The annual Viet Bac tourism programme is hosted in turns by regional localities not only to promote tourism but also to establish economic linkages with other provinces and cities, contributing to boosting the region’s socio-economic development.

A wide range of activities, including folk art performances and traditional costume shows, food festival and folk games, are scheduled to take place during the three-day event, the fifth of its kind held in the region.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, which saw the presence of leaders of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Steering Committee for the Northwest region as well as representatives from China ’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Vice Chairman of Lang Son provincial People’s Committee To Hung Khoa invited investors to the province.

He affirmed the province will create the best possible conditions for businesses who want to study and invest in the province, especially in the Dong Dang border gate economic zone and the Mau Son national tourism area.

On this occasion, eight communes in Lang Son’s Bac Son district were recognised as part of the Revolutionary Safe Zone relic site.-VNA