Yen Duc village is among hundreds of Quang Ninh’s villages that still remain the features of the traditional villages of Vietnam like the green fields surrounded with the bamboos, the paths, the simple houses and the lifestyles of the farmers. In addition, appear in the village a wide range of rocky mountains which are home to a series of beautiful caves.
The community-based tourism project has been launched in Yen Duc village since late 2011 by the Dong Duong Yatch Joint Stock Company. More than 30 tour guides are local farmers and had already been trained before the project started.
At the village, tourists will enjoy the peaceful feelings, the pure fragrance of rice fields in the wind, watch water puppet show, visit the village’s ancient pagoda and charming grottoes and, especially, have a chance to experience daily activities namely gardening, fish catching, rice grinding and so on.
It can be seen that rural landscapes and friendly people offer tourists great opportunities for exploring the unique cultural characteristics of villages in the northern part of Vietnam. Therefore, the type of tourism has been warmly applauded by tourists and attracted thousands of travelers. It also provides locals with not only jobs but higher incomes.
The program to develop this tourism model has also been received the letter of congratulations from the Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Doc. He said that this is a new and interesting tourism product which actively contributes to promoting the image of Vietnamese traditional village as well as diversifying the province’s tourist attractions and creates a close connection with travel to Ha Long Bay.
Such community-based tourism is a good model which should be applied in other villages across the province, he stressed./.