In order to promote the advantages of national-level beauty spots and beautiful eco-tourism destinations, nature reserve Lam Binh district, Tuyen Quang province has focused on developing homestay community tourism.
This tourism model increasingly attracts a large number of domestic and international tourists to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and cultural identities of ethnic minorities here.
Thuong Lam Commune, Lam Binh District currently has six households doing Homestay community service.
Thuong Lam is known for its charming beauty. From the wharf of Lam Binh district, visitors can explore the Tuyen Quang hydroelectric lake area larger than 8,000ha of water surface by kayak or tourist boat.
Tuyen Quang hydroelectric lake is like "Ha Long on land" among thousands. Hydropower lake bed has dozens of "islands" large and small, possessing many identical hills and mountains.
The highest mountain is Pac Ta, which is associated with the legend of local people subdued forest elephants with alcohol, using elephants to defeat invaders. When the elephant died, the wine was petrified, increasing day by day to create the peak of Pac Ta today.
Along with that, the scene of majestic mountains and rivers, the highlight is Coc Vai mountain (in Tay language meaning "pile of buffalo tied"); or the waterfalls around the lake are as captivating as: Khuoi Nhi, Khuoi Gun, Nam Me ... and scenic 99 mountains in Thuong Lam, Khuon Ha and Lang Can communes (Lam Binh district).
A Phu Homestay is located in Na Tong Hamlet, Thuong Lam Commune, Lam Binh District
Visiting Homestay A Phu of Ms. Dang Van Anh and Mr. Hoa Duc Phu, Na Tong village, Thuong Lam commune, Ms. Dang Van Anh said that A Phu homestay has been operating since April 30, 2019. Visitors come here to stay in a traditional stilt house of the Tay ethnic group, 5 compartments, 2 fruits, 90m2 wide; with an overnight price of VND 70,000 / person.
Along with that, depending on the needs, visitors will enjoy the unique traditional dishes of ethnic minorities, take a bath of cigarettes, explore the hydroelectric lake ...
Also according to Ms. Van Anh, to serve the needs of tourists, she also invited a number of members of the commune who were gifted to sing, sing, and play piano to form a performance team to sing and interact with tourists. A Phu Homestay has created jobs for 6 employees, with an average income of VND 5 million / person / month.
In order to promote tourism development, especially the type of community-based homestay tourism, the authorities of Thuong Lam commune have oriented people, especially those households capable of doing community tourism and create favorable conditions for households to access the Bank's capital to build, refurbish residential premises and restore the traditional cultural values of ethnic groups in the locality.
Ms. Dang Van Anh - Homestay owner of A Phu Homestay - prepares rooms for tourists
The commune mobilized the community to clean the village roads and alleys to create a landscape, green, clean and beautiful environment. Along with that, coordinate with neighboring localities to create attractive tours and tour routes to attract more and more local tourists.
Mr. Nguyen Van Hien, Vice Chairman of Lam Binh District People's Committee said that the district has a natural area of more than 78,150 ha, with a population of more than 30,000 people including 10 ethnic groups, of which the Tày people are the majority.
In order to promote the potential and strengths of tourism development, in 2017, Lam Binh district implemented the project "Building and operating the model of Community-based tourism" to conserve and sustainably develop the Cultural Village. Tay people in Na Dong and Na Tong villages (Thuong Lam commune); Na Muong (Khuon Ha) and Nam Diep (Lang Can commune).
Implementing the project, the district has organized households to visit, learn from experience, do community tourism in some provinces; organize training courses on capacity building, community tourism skills; complete the reorganization of the campus, set up art teams, organize rehearsals to serve tourists; completing the development of maps, tours, tours, training of tourist guides, supplementing tourist services such as kayaking, bicycles, motorbikes, rafts, fishing ... to serve Tourists come to visit and experience.
According to Mr. Hien, in the coming time, in order to develop sustainable community tourism, Lam Binh district is closely associated with preserving the national cultural identity, preserving and embellishing cultural and historical relics, scenic spots, restoring traditional festivals and trades.
At the same time, the district propagates and mobilizes households to preserve the unique cultural space of the nation, to preserve the status quo, the landscape, traditional architecture ... at the community tourist sites; resolutely not for households to build, refurbish houses, auxiliary works ... not in accordance with the traditional identity, disrupting the landscape and surrounding environment; recreating traditional weaving; training for households to guide customers on the weaving stages; gradually restore the profession of growing cotton, weaving and creating products from original cotton for sale to tourists.
Besides, the district set up a performance team (each village has 1-2 teams) to organize folk songs, dances, musical instruments and traditional folk games.