Sa Pa resort town recognised as national tourism site

Sa Pa resort town recognised as national tourism site

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The PM assigned the Lao Cai provincial People’s Committee to coordinate with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and relevant ministries and sectors to organise a ceremony to announce the decision.

They were also urged to promote tourism in Sa Pa and submit to the PM a proposal on suitable policies and mechanisms to develop Sa Pa in a sustainable manner.

Located 350km northwest of Hanoi capital city, Sa Pa is 1,600m high above sea level, with the average temperature of 15-18°C. The whole town’s dominated by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range which is famous with the Indochina’s highest mountain of Fansipan at a height of 3,142 m above sea level.

Discovered in 1903 by the French, Sa Pa has many natural scenic sites such as Ham Rong Mountain; Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall), Cau May (Rattan Bridge); Bamboo Forest and Ta Phin Cave. The hill town is home to six main ethnic minority groups; including Kinh, Hmong, Dao, Tay, Day and Xa Pho with various traditional;festivals and unique cultural practices, especially the Bac Ha market and Sa Pa love market.

According to statistics of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Lao Cai welcomed more than 1.1 million tourists in the first quarter of 2017; including nearly 230,000 foreigners, a year-on-year rise of 56.6 percent.

It is striving to welcome more than 6 million tourists; and become a key tourism centre of the north western region by 2020.

The province hopes to welcome at least 3.1 million tourists in the National Tourism Year 2017.