Tourism in ginseng area

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(QNO) - With the advantages of climate and nature, especially of famous Ngoc Linh ginseng trademark, Nam Tra Mi district expects to attract more tourists to this southwestern region of Quang Nam province.

International tourists on a Ngoc Linh ginseng market-day in Nam Tra Mi district
International tourists on a Ngoc Linh ginseng market-day in Nam Tra Mi district

At the beginning of this year, a delegation of nearly 50 foreign visitors came to Nam Tra Mi district on a Ngoc Linh ginseng market-day. It was considered as a turning-point of tourism in Nam Tra Mi district. They were surprised at such a precious medicinal plant in Nam Tra Mi. Ms Lisa from New York (the United States) said it was great to buy Ngoc Linh ginseng as souvenirs. Besides Ngoc Linh ginseng, visitors to Nam Tra Mi have chances to contemplate natural landscapes such as 5-layer waterfall, Tra Don hot stream and experience the locals’ daily lives, cultural festivals, traditional costumes, rituals, art performances of ethnic minorities of Xe Dang, Ca Dong, Bh’noong, Co…Ms Lisa supposed these valuable things should be conserved and promoted. She hoped to come back this district.

According to Chairman of the Nam Tra Mi district People’s Committee Ho Quang Buu, the project of conservation and promotion of ethic minorities’ cultural features in Nam Tra Mi district attaching to tourism development in the period of 2015-2020 and vision towards 2030 was ratified. The project focuses on building cultural villages of Ca Dong, Xe Đang, Bh’noong, recovering traditional festivals and craft villages, protecting natural landscapes….  

At present, there are more than 50 businesses investing into this ginseng area. The local authority usually creates favourable conditions for investors. These signals are hoped to make tourism become a key economic branch of Nam Tra Mi district.