The Mau Son tourism region in the northern mountainous province
of Lang Son has been designated as a national tourism destination and aims to
become the centre of the province’s tourism industry by 2020, with standard
socio-economic infrastructure and close links to other northeastern attractions.
The statement is part of a resolution recently approved by the Lang Son
Provincial Party Committee. Accordingly, 10,000 hectares will be developed for
tourism with plans to manage and protect natural resources and the environment.
Historical and cultural relics from the region will be researched and
categorised, as well as the unique customs and traditions of the local native
Roads in the region will be upgraded and transportation will be improved with a
bus system and more parking spaces. Basic infrastructure, including electricity,
clean water, waste disposal, information technology and environmental
protection, will also be standardised and several spiritual, historical and
cultural relics are to be renovated and restored.
Regional tourism services will promote their advantages to attract more visitors
and more rural villages will be built beside the traditional ones, in accordance
with criteria for building new rural areas.
Together with preserving and promoting traditional local cultures, various forms
of tourism such as spiritual and eco tourism, recreation, and adventure travel
will be promoted.
Mau Son, which is located 1541 metres above sea level, is famous for its
favourable climate and the native Dao, Tay and Nung ethnic minority people, as
well as many local specialities such as peaches, tea, and local wine made from
indigenous plants and water from the mountain.