Area for spiritual tourism and will feature an eco-resort.
The Bac Giang Provincial People’s Committee has issued Decision No. 309/QD-UBND approving the plan for the Suoi Mo tourism area in Luc Nam district to 2030.
The tourism area is located in the east of Nghia Phuong commune in Luc Nam district and will feature spiritual tourism as well as an eco-resort. Tourist numbers are estimated at 160,000 by 2020 and 650,000 by 2030.
It will also include a festival area, a semi-wild animal feeding area, the Thum Thum Waterfall, a camping area, the Middle Temple, the Upper Temple, and the Lower Temple, and a resort and hotels.
To ensure convenience and safety for tourists, local transportation will change to specialized vehicles to carry tourists, following set itineraries. The project will continue with the expansion of public markets and build a new market and a business center, a health center, food areas, and souvenir shops.
According to the Director of the Bac Giang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr. Nguyen The Chinh, total revenue from tourism activities in the province was VND190 billion ($8.9 million) in 2014 and is estimated to reach over VND260 billion ($12.2 million) this year. Tourist numbers are to be around 408,000, for growth of 23.8 per cent against 2014.
“Despite the low revenues and tourist numbers, tourism development has been positive in the province,” Mr. Chinh said. “In 2020 we expect to welcome 1 million tourists.”