15.10.2020, 11:30

Yen Bai: Van Chan district strives to develop a “smoke-free” industry

Yen Bai: Van Chan district strives to develop a “smoke-free” industry
Illustrative photo: VNA

Sa Van Huong, a local man, has years of experience running a hospitality business in the residential area of ​​Suoi Khoang in Son Thinh town. Last year it expanded its facilities with a system of thermal baths and new herbal hot bath services from the Black Thai ethnic minority.

It now also offers tours for travelers to explore the daily life of ethnic minorities and their unique culture. His facility can serve around 120 to 150 guests per day.

Located on the bank of the beautiful Nhi Creek, the residential area of ​​Suoi Khoang is home to more than 150 households, of which around 80% are black Thai.

Blessed with natural hot springs and breathtaking scenery, the region has what it takes to develop community tourism and experience. So far, six establishments offer community tours.

Many localities in Van Chan have endeavored to realize their full potential by developing tourism alongside agriculture, forestry and new-style rural construction. For example, the commune of Suoi Giang is developing integrated agricultural tourism, Tu Le green tourism and Son Thinh tourism linked to the preservation of ancient black Thai villages.

As a result of these efforts, Van Chan is now renowned for its premium tea space Le Champ Tu Le Resort and Suoi Giang tea space as well as nearly 30 homestay facilities.

In the first nine months of this year, Van Chan welcomed more than 70000 tourists and earned more than 21 billion dong from tourism revenues.