“Anyone goes to Tuyen Quang through Lo – Gam arc to my hometown, Na Hang or anyone flies to Thuong Lam region to see ninety nine mountains, which is my Na Hang hometown”. The first lyrics in the song “Heart-to-heart feelings of Na Hang young woman” of musician Le Viet Hoa seem to go into mind and captivate so many people listening to it even once. Since then, journey of learning and exploring Na Hang eco-tourism site will start.
Location of the Na Hang eco-tourism site
It is located in Na Hang and Lam Binh district with total area of 15.000ha including 8.000ha water surface. Na Hang hydropower reservoir has capacity of more than two billion m³, power of 342Mw. Annual output power reaches over 1.295 million KW. This is the largest hydropower reservoir in the Northern region.
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Boating along the flowing of the hydroelectric reservoir, we will come to the convergence of Gam River and Nang River. Landscape of ninety nine mountains is like “Ha Long Bay is in middle high mountains”. Beside these sites, other place-names and legends have gone in local history such as Khuoi Nhi waterfall, Pac Vang temple, Phia Vai cave, primeval forests which lengthen following two river’s edges. All of them create natural scenery exotically and romantically. There are many exciting tourist services on boats for visitors who come to Na Hang.
Interesting experience in Na Hang eco-tourism site
The interface of variety of ethnic cultures attracts tourists, particularly extremely unique culture of local people expressed through traditional festivals such as Long Tong of the Tay and Nung ethnic; Cap Sac festival, To Hong festival, wedding ceremony of the Dao ethnic group with specific brocade costumes. Besides, scientific tourists can visit other areas where fossils were found with dating back over 10.000 years old in archaeological caves as Phia Vai (Lam Binh district) and Phia Muon (Na Hang district). This confirmed this place that is one of origins of ancient Vietnamese people. In addition, visitors also have a chance to learn about Na Tham cave which was special agency of Central government during revolution against French colonists.
Tourists’s experiences in Na Hang are not only for sightseeing but also for understanding daily life of ethnic groups here with hospitality and enthusiasm. Hong Thai cultural village with beautiful terraced fields in the sunset and poetic and the charming scenery covered by mist around the year in Khau Tinh will definitely bring visitors an unforgettably impressive journey.
Eco-tourism, landscapes of mountains and hydropower reservoir, local festivals are key elements of unique and diversified cultural values of Tuyen Quang. All of them create colorful space with deep human culture.
Local culinary culture has also attracted many visitors to Na Hang eco-tourist site such as corn wine, Lang fish hotpot, dried beef, and five-color sticky rice or strange fresh vegetables which are given by nature. Unique and comfortable restaurants, hotels surely make anyone who has ever come to here feel pleased and satisfied.
The potentials of natural scenery, local people and diversified cultural traditions of ethnic groups exactly are the firm foundations to develop economy, culture and society. More importantly, the formation of economy, models and services of tourism as well as tours linking to the neighbor provinces like Bac Me district in Ha Giang, Ba Be district and Pac Nam district in Bac Kan will promote tourist activities and make great contributions to improvement of local people’s daily life and economic development of two districts, Na Hang and Lam Binh.
Source: Myanmar Diaries