When Tay Ninh’s tourism 'wakes up'

The land of Tay Ninh is like a beautiful princess sleeping on the bank of the Vam Co River. One day, the princess will awaken. Tay Ninh with its fresh beauty has become a destination not to be missed on a journey to discover Vietnam by tourists.

Located in the southern key economic region, few localities in the Southeast have as great potential and favorable conditions for tourism development as the southern province of Tay Ninh.

Located in the southern key economic region with a 240km-long border with Cambodia, Tay Ninh has 16 border gates, including two international border gates of Moc Bai and Xa Mat that directly connect Ho Chi Minh City with Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Tay Ninh is also located on the Trans-Asia route, which is an important lifeline in organizing tours between Vietnam and ASEAN countries.

When Tay Ninh’s tourism 'wakes up'

Many experts said that Tay Ninh is favored by nature to have all forms of travel. This place is also known as the "Holy land" - the birthplace of many unique beliefs and religions that cannot be found anywhere else, such as the custom of worshiping Linh Son Thanh Mau (Mother Goddess of the Mountain) at Ba Den mountain, the 'roof' of the Southern region, the pilgrimage site of millions of tourists and believers each year; the Cao Dai Temple; Go Ken Pagoda; and the base of the Central Executive Committee of the People's Revolutionary Party, a national historical site and others.

When Tay Ninh’s tourism 'wakes up'

Besides spiritual tourism, Tay Ninh is also a wild and mysterious land for senior "backpackers" to challenge themselves to the extreme. It has the Lo Go - Xa Mat National Park, the ASEAN heritage garden with a unique ecosystem; Ma Thien Lanh valley, which is dubbed the “Northwest” of the Southeast; and Dau Tieng, the largest artificial freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Nearby, mountain routes of Cot Dien, Da Trang or the route to the Roof of the South are attractive destinations for those who love adventure.

However, for a long time, these advantages have been only untapped potential. The land on the banks of the Vam Co River is like a beautiful princess sleeping in a dream, with only about 30% of visitors staying overnight and with only seasonal tourism.

Awakening the golden potential

With tourism development as a key economic sector, Tay Ninh province has set a long-term strategy to open the door to strategic investors to join hands to wake up the sleeping "gold mine".

 

In January 2020, Sun Group put into operation a modern cable car system with the world's largest cable car station at Ba Den Mount tourist site. The Sun World Ba Den Mountain cable car system not only shortens the travel time but also increases the visitor's experience, opening up many opportunities for Tay Ninh tourism to take off.

Today, besides Ma Thien Lanh, Ba Den pagoda, Dau Tieng lake and other sites, tourists talk about the beautiful Van Son station, the giant Buddha statue, the trips in misty clouds, special entertainment shows, or delicious cuisine sampled on the top of the mountain.

After less than a year of operation, Sun World Ba Den Mountain has become an important "push" for the "princess" on the banks of Vam Co Dong River to make an impressive transformation.

While the tourism industry of many provinces and cities was hit by the Covid-19 epidemic, thanks to the new motivation from strategic investors such as the Sun Group, Tay Ninh has still achieved optimistic results.

According to Nguyen Thanh Tien - Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Tay Ninh, after two periods of social distancing last year, Tay Ninh welcomed 4.7 million tourists in 2020, reaching 87% over the same period of 2019.

About 2.2 million people visited famous tourist attractions such as Ba Den Mountain and Cao Dai Temple. equivalent to 89% in the same period of the previous year. It is predicted that by 2025, Ba Den Mountain National Park alone will attract about 5 million visitors per year and up to 8 million visitors by 2035.

Tien said that with the great contribution of investors, including the Sun Group, Tay Ninh will grow strongly to become an attractive tourist destination in the Southeast region in the future.

"Tay Ninh province is prioritizing diversified development of tourism. Turning Ba Den Mountain national tourist site into a unique and highly competitive tourist center is one of the important tasks of the local tourism industry in accordance with the Resolution of the 11th Party Committee of Tay Ninh Province, 2020-2025 term. With the high determination of the whole political system, Tay Ninh will create favorable conditions for strategic investors to implement projects to develop Ba Den Mountain tourist area to become the focal point of tourism development not only of Tay Ninh but also of the Southeast region and the whole country," said Tien.

P.V

 
 

Other News

.
Majestic landscape of Muong village
Majestic landscape of Muong village
TRAVELicon  12/08/2021 

Chien Hamlet – home to Muong ethnic people in Van Son Commune, Tan Lac District, the northern province of Hoa Binh, is a luring destination for wanderlusts and photo hunters.

Ideal places for 'awe walks' around Vietnam after COVID-19
Ideal places for 'awe walks' around Vietnam after COVID-19
TRAVELicon  11/08/2021 

An “awe walk” is a stroll in which you intentionally shift your attention outward instead of inward in order to take a fresh look at things that are familiar and ordinary. It is proven to reduce stress and boost mental health.

Local cake among world’s top 100 delicious cakes
Local cake among world’s top 100 delicious cakes
TRAVELicon  10/08/2021 

Tasteatlas, a renowned website for foodies globally, has named Vietnamese dish Pig Skin Cake among its top 100 Most Popular Cakes in the world.

Lam Kinh Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province
Lam Kinh Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province
TRAVELicon  10/08/2021 

The Lam Kinh area in Tho Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, is a special national relic that has harboured mysterious tales about one of the most significant feudal reigns in Vietnam’s history.

Sashimi-like salad offered in Thanh Hoa
Sashimi-like salad offered in Thanh Hoa
TRAVELicon  09/08/2021 

Nga Son District in Thanh Hoa Province in the north has a popular raw fish salad whose main ingredient is ca nhech, or nhech fish (pisodonophis boro)—a local eel-like fish, which lives in paddy fields, is very elusive and is thus hard to catch.

Unique ancient houses in Red River Delta
Unique ancient houses in Red River Delta
TRAVELicon  11/08/2021 

Traditional houses with five compartments are part of the unique architecture found in the Red River Delta and bear features from both history and folklore.

Mystery about a Champa tower which falls into oblivion
Mystery about a Champa tower which falls into oblivion
TRAVELicon  09/08/2021 

The central province of Binh Dinh used to be the capital of the Champa kingdom (998-1471).

All passenger flights halted between localities under social distancing
All passenger flights halted between localities under social distancing
TRAVELicon  09/08/2021 

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has asked to stop all passenger flights between localities that are under social distancing in accordance with Directive 16.

Kon Pring, a peaceful village in the Central Highlands
Kon Pring, a peaceful village in the Central Highlands
TRAVELicon  07/08/2021 

Kon Pring is a picturesque community-based tourism village surrounded by a valley of thousands of tall green pines. It is likened to a second Da Lat in the Central Highlands because of its cool climate year-round.

Hanoi’s hotel market to welcome new investment despite COVID-19
Hanoi’s hotel market to welcome new investment despite COVID-19
TRAVELicon  06/08/2021 

Despite recording an average occupancy rate of 27% in Q2 2021, the Hanoi hotel sector is still holding on well during the pandemic and is expected to welcome more investors in all segments this year, said Director of Savills Hanoi Matthew Powell.

Tourists to have more experience by travelling on trains with steam engines
Tourists to have more experience by travelling on trains with steam engines
TRAVELicon  05/08/2021 

Travellers are set to have an opportunity to experience Vietnam’s beauty on trains with steam locomotives.

Binh Duong’s specialty fruit salad
Binh Duong’s specialty fruit salad
TRAVELicon  03/08/2021 

Visitors to Binh Duong Province should taste the local chicken salad with mangosteen—one of the most well-known specialties there.

Tranquil village by largest brackish lagoon in Southeast Asia
Tranquil village by largest brackish lagoon in Southeast Asia
TRAVELicon  04/08/2021 

Chuon Village in Phu Vang District, seven kilometers from Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province, boasts distinctive local culture as well as specialties. The village is on the bank of Tam Giang brackish lagoon—the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

“Thit kho” (Caramelised Pork Belly)
“Thit kho” (Caramelised Pork Belly)
TRAVELicon  05/08/2021 

We also know that meat contains a number of important nutrients that are needed by our bodies for carrying out vital metabolic functions and provide us with energy and keep us healthy. Therefore, meat is one of the most popular food in our diets.

Shimmering beauty of Cau Hai Lagoon
Shimmering beauty of Cau Hai Lagoon
TRAVELicon  02/08/2021 

The Tam Giang - Cau Hai Lagoon area is considered an ideal place to experience part of the beautiful scenery and life on the river. 

Binh Ba – ‘Island of lobster’ on Cam Ranh Bay
Binh Ba – ‘Island of lobster’ on Cam Ranh Bay
TRAVELicon  02/08/2021 

If the south central region is considered to be the ‘kingdom’ of farmed lobsters, Binh Ba Island (Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province) is regarded as the capital of that ‘kingdom’. 

Lettuce rolls - Exquisite dish of Hanoi
Lettuce rolls - Exquisite dish of Hanoi
TRAVELicon  02/08/2021 

Lettuce rolled with rice grains, pork and shrimp is a sophisticated and delicate dish of Hanoians. People often have lettuce rolls in summer to quench the heat.

Unique Muong Va Tower in Son La
Unique Muong Va Tower in Son La
TRAVELicon  02/08/2021 

Muong Va Tower in Son La province’s Sop Cop district was built in the mid-16th century. 

Hue-Danang steam train project for tourism development approved
Hue-Danang steam train project for tourism development approved
TRAVELicon  01/08/2021 

The Ministry of Transport have given in-principle approval for a project to use steam trains on a Danang-Hue railway section.

Hoa Lo Prison Spotify channel debuts
Hoa Lo Prison Spotify channel debuts
TRAVELicon  30/07/2021 

Hanoi’s Hoa Lo Prison now has an official podcast channel on music streaming service Spotify, aiming to bring the Vietnamese history closer to public audience, particularly young people, according to its management board.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN