TAG : Dong Thap

  • First food street opens in Dong Thap

    A food street has been opened to the public in the capital of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap province, Sa Dec, in a collaborative effort between the Sa Dec City People’s Committee and the HD Trading and Service Co. from Ho Chi Minh City.

    On Nguyen Hue Street, the food street has 60-80 food stalls along its 300 meters in length, open from 4pm to 10pm daily, including holidays. It features specialties from Sa Dec and Dong Thap as well as popular dishes from elsewhere. Typical products and souvenirs are also on sale, and there will be cultural activities on weekends and holidays with folk music from the country’s three regions, together with magic acts and games for kids.

    The food street will create a new entertainment venue for both local residents and visitors, particularly at night.

  • Dong Thap promoting local tourism sites

    Dong Thap promoting local tourism sites

    The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is working to promote local tourism through three types of tourism services: eco-tourism, historical tourism, and community-based tourism. The province has worked to turn each attraction into a unique tourism product to attract tourists, such as the Dong Sen-Go Thap art architecture and archaeological complex in Thap Muoi district having the theme of a lotus kingdom and spiritual cultural centre. Meanwhile, Tram Chim National Park, home to about 200 different bird species, has focused on the Dong Thap Muoi natural bird park. Aiming to become a flower city in the southern region, Sa Dec has launched a green tourism model at Sa Dec flower village, housing more than 2,000 flora species on 470 ha. Local farmers have been encouraged to invest in eco-farms to diversify local tourism and attract tourists on eco-holidays.

  • Eco-friendly tours in Tram Chim National Park

    A green sightseeing tour has been launched at Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap. Visitors can take the 12-km long trip, including four km on land and eight km on water, by electric car and a solar-powered boat, in just 35 minutes. The electric cars and solar-powered boats run at a speed of 30 km/h and 15 km/h, respectively, and do not create any noise and so have no effect on the local wildlife, especially birds. Located in Tam Nong district, Tram Chim, a world Ramsar site (wetlands of international importance), is home to over 100 species of plants, 100 species of vertebrate animals, 40 species of fish, and nearly 200 types of water birds, of which 15 are on the endangered list. Many bird species in the park have been listed as endangered and rare, such as Big Cormorants, Painted Storks, Lesser Adjutants, and Sarus Cranes. It also has abundant flora, with over 130 species of vascular plants.

  • Cultural Tourism Area opens in Dong Thap

    Cultural Tourism Area opens in Dong Thap

    The Phuong Nam Cultural Tourism Area has been officially opened to tourists, adding a new tourism site in the Mekong Delta’s Dong Thap province. Covering 17 ha, the tourism area features the typical architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty in combination with the southern construction style. It consists of temples and museums that reflect the religion followed by local residents and valuable historical objects from the area, such as stamp collections, Vietnamese currency from different times, farming tools, and items from ships sunk off the coast from the 15-18th centuries. The tourism area also showcases the village life of southern people in the old days.

  • New ecological village opens in Dong Thap

    New ecological village opens in Dong Thap

    The People’s Committee of Cao Lanh city in the Mekong Delta’s Dong Thap province has opened the Tan Thuan Dong ecological village on the Tien River, with fruit trees such as oranges, mangoes, and longans. Visitors will have the chance to experience a long-distance bicycle tour or take a boat to discover the isle and enjoy regional food specialties. According to the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the province welcomed around 2.5 million domestic and foreign tourists in 2016 and recorded turnover of more than VND480 billion ($21 million).

  • Dong Thap promotes ecological tourism

    Dong Thap promotes ecological tourism

    The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap views ecological tourism as a priority in its Tourism Development Plan for 2015-2020. Under the plan the provincial capital of Cao Lanh will feature lotus flowers and green architecture. This year it will start giving a facelift to most of its major tourist sites, such as the Nguyen Sinh Sac relic, the Xeo Quyt relic, Tram Chim National Park, the Gao Giong ecological tourist site, the Go Thap and Thap Muoi lotus fields, Sa Dec town, and Binh Thanh floating village. Sa Dec town, which is known for its flower fields, will become a land of flowers, with a flower street running from Sa Nhien to Ca Dao. Tram Chim National Park, which is home to dozen of bird species, is another area in Dong Thap where tourists can experience nature.

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  • Tram Chim National Park to receive ecological tourism investment

    Tram Chim National Park to receive ecological tourism investment

    The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap will invest VND90 billion ($4 million) to develop sustainable ecological tourism in the Tram Chim National Park, developing ecological tourism in association with the protection, preservation and sustainable development of the park and the protection of rare bird species.

    The park covers a total area of 7,313 hectares and boasts a diverse range of plants, with over 130 different species, and animals, with 129 fresh fish species and 198 water bird species. Established in 1985, the Tram Chim National Park, located in Tam Nong district, became a national park in 1988 and the world’s 2,000th Ramsar Site in 2012 and the fourth in Vietnam.

  • Dong Thap crafts revived

    Traditional craft villages in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap have revived their practices through innovative and adaptive thinking. After struggling with chronically unstable incomes from weaving bamboo traps only sold during the flood season, households in Hoa Long commune in Lai Vung district decided to make changes to their products to suit a new market. They began producing miniature fishing equipment, such as bamboo mice or fishing traps, to sell as decorative items or souvenirs. The miniatures are produced at lower cost due to fewer materials being required but sell at the same price as the standard-sized equivalent, bringing in a handy profit. Villagers eked out a living previously from selling plain bandanas, but their failure to compete against bandanas mass-produced in factories forced most families to close their business and switch to other livelihoods. The Dong Thap Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports said it plans to offer assistance to villagers to likewise modify and adapt their products to the modern market.


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