The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai is developing four
concentrated tourist areas with specific products, said Director of the
provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Thi Thanh Binh.
They include Thac Ba Lake and Chay River, Yen Bai City and adjacent areas, the
west and Tran Yen-Van Yen.
Thac Ba Lake is one of the country’s three largest artificial lakes with
19,000ha of water and 1,300 islands with abundant flora and fauna.
The province is completing a master plan on developing Thac Ba Lake into a
national tourist site to submit to the government.
With national tourist landmarks such as Mu Cang Chai terraced fields, Khau Pha
hill, Ta Xua and Ta Chi peaks, intangible cultural values of Thai, Mong and
Muong ethnic minorities, and Dong Cuong temple – one of the important
destinations for Mother Goddesses’ worship in Tran Yen-Van Yen district, Yen Bai
focuses on ecological and resort, spiritual, community-based, sports and
To attract investment in tourism, the province has cut time for investment
licensing to three days from five and processing of business establishment
procedures from three to two days, said Chairman of the provincial People’s
Committee Do Duc Duy.
Yen Bai has also established a working group to remove obstacles facing
businesses. It also devised a tourism promotion policy for 2017-2020, under
which, investors will receive support in site clearance and marketing.
The provincial People’s Council issued a resolution on amendments and
supplements to several contents of Decision 24 of the provincial People’s
Committee to support investors in the field.
Lying on the gateway to the northwest and the key economic corridor Kunming –
Lao Cai – Ha Noi – Hai Phong, Yen Bai plays a central role in transport
connectivity in northern mountainous provinces.
As home to 30 ethnic minorities and abundant cultural and tourism resources, Yen
Bai is well-positioned to develop tourism.