Ninh Binh towards organization of cave festival
Ninh Binh Tourism – In the economic development planning of the northern coast region, Ninh Binh is prioritized to develop as a tourist center. Ninh Binh City will be a tourism city.
That was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Ninh Binh Provincial People’s Committee, Mr. Tran Huu Binh. He put forward the idea that Ninh Binh would organize a cave festival as some provinces that had unique strengths such as Lam Dong held Da Lat flower festival, Tien Giang held fruit festival and Hau Giang held Vietnamese rice festival.
Through the festival, we can introduce and promote natural resources, places of scenic beauty, especially the beauty of Ninh Binh’s caves to attract domestic and foreign tourists.
Ninh Binh together with Halong are 2 bottom edges of the Red River delta triangle. It is compared as ” Ha Long Bay on land ” with a lot of caves, lakes, flooded mountains which are valuable for tourism development.
In particular, Ninh Binh has diverse and attractive natural tourism resources. It has the karst mountainous area with primitive cave system and unique ecosystem interwoven with the historical and cultural monuments; convergence full range of factors, which is like ” a miniature Vietnam”. It has forests, mountains, rivers, sea with the natural preservation areas, the national parks, the international biosphere reservation area and the national tourist area.
The beautiful mountains, caves such as Ngoc My Nhan Mountain, Non Nuoc mountain, Ky Lan Mountain, Dich Long cavern, Van Trinh cavern, Bich Dong cavern, Tam Coc cavern, Thien Ton cavern, Fairy cave, Sinh Duoc Cave. In 2009, Ninh Binh welcomed more than 2.4 million tourist arrivals, increasing 26 %, of which, the number of international tourists was 600,000. Tourism revenue was 245 billion dong, increasing 51 % compared to the previous year. In 2010, the province strived to welcome 3 million tourists, of which, the number of international tourist was 700,000 arrivals, increasing 40 % of tourists in the region; branding for Ninh Binh’s tourism, ensuring culture, utilities and its own identity.
Besides, Ninh Binh also has 3 fairly typical tourist resorts such as Tam Coc – Bich Dong tourism area, each year, this place attracts thousands of domestic and international tourists because of its primitive beauty, with many caves, monuments associated with the history, culture and legends such as Bai Dinh Pagoda, Thai Vi temple, Bich Dong pagoda, Fairy cavern, Linh Coc pagoda… with mountain scenery that is more beautiful than any paintings.