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.
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.
Phuc is home to several popular tourist destinations. Tam Dao Resort is
an ideal summer resort in the North, located 900m above sea-level.
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.
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.
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