The representative of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and
the managing board of Cat Tien National Park on Wednesday opened a community
tourism guest house in Dong Nai Province in a bid to help local people develop
It is a part of the eco-tourism development program implemented by WFF in
coordination with Cat Tien National Park in 2008.
The presence of the guest house, also referred to as the ‘long house’, will help
ethnic people living near the park earn a living and reduce their reliance on
WFF will offer local people e-co tourism training courses so that they can
become tour guides for tourists visiting the park.
Moreover, a supervision system will be equipped in order to assess the impact of
tourists on the environment of the park. It will help the managing board of the
park make suitable adjustments to protect the park from any adverse effect
caused by tourism activities.
All expenses of the project are covered by WWF. At present, the travel firm
Vietadventure is responsible for managing the guest house and offering tours to
Cat Tien National Park.
Covering 125 square meters, the guest house is built with eco-friendly building
materials such bamboo, log, and rattan. It has a 100-square-meter yard in the
shade of big trees.