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Vietnam's waterfall tourism plan announced

HANOI (Vietnam News) -- Detailed plans for Ban Gioc Waterfall tourism site in Vietnam were announced on Thursday by Cao Bang Province's People's Committee and the Ministry of Construction.

The master plan was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in April this year.

Ban Gioc Waterfall. --Photo VNA/VNS

The announcement aims to call for investment from enterprises to turn Ban Gioc waterfall tourist site into a key tourism site of the northern mountainous province and the nation, contributing to boosting the development of the province and the region.

Under the plan, the Ban Gioc waterfall tourist site will cover 1,000ha while the central area of the site will cover 156.7ha.

Facilities will be also built in the zone to serve tourism, including hotels and service areas.

The tourist site is expected to welcome approximately 750,000 visitors per year and have more than 1,000 rooms for tourists by 2020. By 2030, the tourist site is estimated to receive 1.2 million visitors and have some 1,750 rooms for visitors.

The central area of the Ban Gioc waterfall tourist site is set to have four areas including the Ban Gioc waterfall landscape, the landscape along the Quay Son River, the mountainous forestry landscape ecology and the agricultural landscape ecology.

Ban Gioc is in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, on the border with China's Guangxi Province. It is 53 metres high and 300 metres wide and has three levels of smaller waterfalls.

The waterfall is the fourth largest border waterfall in the world and was named one of the ten most spectacular waterfalls in the world by travel site Touropia.

In 2016, the tourism site welcomed more than 178,000 visitors.


(Latest Update August 19, 2017)


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