The northern midland province of Vinh Phuc launched a Culture-Tourism Week at a grand ceremony on March 24, in response to the 2013 Red River Delta – Hai Phong National Tourism Year.
Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan went through the history and culture of Vinh Phuc, and highlighted the province’ advantages and achievements.
During recent years, Vinh Phuc has gained numerous successes in socio-economic development, especially in industry and education, he said, suggesting that the province should pay more attention to the preservation of cultural values and relic sites, while investing more on resorts and spiritual tourism, promoting comprehensive and sustainable development.
The event, themed “Vinh Phuc on the path of development” will run until March 26 with various festive activities, including a ceremony to offer incense to the National Hero Tran Nguyen Han, and the 2013 Tay Thien Festival.
Besides, Van and Chau Van Singing Festivals for the Red River Delta, and other folk music and sport activities will also be organised on the occasion.
Vinh Phuc is home to several popular tourist destinations. Tam Dao Resort is an ideal summer resort in the North, located 900m above sea-level.
The Tam Dao National Park is just nearby where the vegetation cover is representative of five types of tropical forest. The flora consists of 904 species and the rich fauna includes 307 species.
At the foot of Tam Dao Mountain, Dai Lai Lake is an artificially created lake. Dai Lai is blessed with a favorable climate, cool summer and warm winter. Over the lake lies a 3-hectare island which is home to difference kinds of birds. Tourists also enjoy panoramic view of the lake from top of Than Lan Mountain.
Located 90km from Tam Dao, Tay Thien Site is well-known with beauty of forests, streams, waterfalls, and grottoes.
The province also has bountiful tangible and intangible cultural values through nearly 1,000 relics such as Ha Tien Pagoda, Binh Son Tower, Huong Canh Temple, Hai Ba Trung Temple and Dong Dau archeological site. Visitors will also be fascinated with local traditional feasts, peculiar crafts, melodious folk songs, traditional popular games as well as tasteful local dishes.-VNA