Quang Ninh: village tourism lures international tourists
Update: Mar 10, 2014
Numerous foreign tourists flock daily to a cultural tourism village in Dong Trieu district, northern Quang Ninh province, to discover the unique cultural identity of the local villagers.

The model of community-based tourism in Yen Duc commune, developed by the Indochina Junk JSC since 2011, is regarded as the final destination of many tours to the World Heritage site of Ha Long bay.

International travellers coming to the village can watch local villagers doing their field work and join them directly to practice rice and vegetable growing, rice pounding and fishing.

David Phillips, a tourist from the UK, said he had a great time at the village and learnt more about its traditional cultural features, while his wife acknowledged the diligence of local villagers and Vietnamese farmers at large.

Foreign tourists can also make tours to Canh Huong pagoda in Yen Duc commune or they can enjoy folk songs and water puppetry performances from local people.

According to Secretary of the Yen Duc communal Party Committee Nguyen The Bien, the tourism model helps raise local people’s income and improve their awareness of developing green tourism and tapping the traditional cultural traits of Vietnamese villages. He called for further development to take place in a sustainable manner.