Develop tourism into a key and sustainable economic sector

Among the provinces in the Central Highlands, Kon Tum province is considered a place with great potential and outstanding strengths for tourism development. The potential and strengths of developing tourism into a key, sustainable economic sector include cultural tourism, resort eco-tourism, and tourism to visit historical relics and pristine natural landscapes in the world. East – West economic corridor… in the northern Central Highlands.


October 30, 2014.1%20qpanTraveling to Mang Den – Kon Plong

Differences in potential and strengths

According to experts, the difference that creates the potential and strength of provincial tourism is partly due to the fact that Kon Tum is located at the Indochina junction, a tourism hub on the East-West economic corridor of the region, where there are still many primeval forests, in which the Mang Den National Ecotourism Area with a cool year-round climate is an ideal resort, where the city of Kon Tum is peaceful and harmonious, the people are hospitable and have Dak Bla River flows backward and meanders, with unique architectural works such as the Cathedral (wooden church), bishop’s palace, Bac Ai Pagoda, Kon Klor suspension bridge, historical highlights, and villages. Pristine ethnic minorities with artisans singing and reciting epics in the cultural space of Central Highlands gongs, intangible masterpieces of humanity. Kon Tum has many ethnic groups, including the genuine and rustic indigenous peoples of Xe Dang, Ba Na, Gie-Trieng, Gia Rai, Brau and Ro Mam. Each ethnic group has its own cultural characteristics, festivals, and unique cuisine. If properly exploited in the gong cultural space, it is easy to attract and retain tourists.

The point that makes Kon Tum tourism different is that in the majestic scenery of the great forest, visitors can race in dugout canoes on the romantic Dak Bla river, and can relax on the vast water of the lake. Ya Ly hydroelectric power plant, enjoy delicious and nutritious varieties of fish, fish, etc., which are rare goods of the legendary Se San river. In the majestic scenery of the great forest, tourists visit the ancient battlefield of Dak To-Tan Canh, bathe in hot springs, enjoy nutritious giant worm pupae, and drink “rig wine” from the tvea tree (a species of coconut and palm tree family). notes) and bathing in the hot springs of Kon Dao and Dak Ro Nga to relieve fatigue on the long trip. What could be better than after visiting the sights, visitors will stay at a hotel with full amenities next to the magical Dak Bla river, drink can wine, listen to gongs, connect sinuses… with the Ba Na girls. Rejoice, listen to the girls tell love stories in majestic and beautiful epic stories…

Orientation to build an economic spearhead

However, to exploit the potential and promote the strengths of the chimneyless industry into an economic spearhead is a long “story” that requires adequate investment and the right direction. The good news is that while organizing economic restructuring, the Prime Minister has made a master plan for Vietnam’s tourism development to 2020, with a vision to 2030, planning for the Indochina junction and the lake bed area. Ya Ly Palace is a national tourist destination, Mang Den Ecotourism Resort is a national tourist area under a priority investment project for the 2012-2013 period with a total investment of 380 million USD. Seizing the opportunity, the province’s tourism industry has also conducted a project to adjust the master plan for tourism development in the period 2008-2015 and orientation to 2020, gradually investing in infrastructure and exploiting a Number of planned tourist areas, routes, and tourist attractions. Tourism promotion work is also focused, contributing to introducing the image of the land and people and calling for tourists and investors to come to Kon Tum. The project to build and develop key economic sectors and key products of the province by 2020 has identified the period 2016-2020 as “Building and further developing the operating sectors of travel and business agents”. Tours (eco-tourism) become a key economic sector and Mang Den eco-tourism products become the main products of the province.

In the trend of global economic integration, Kon Tum’s tourism industry cannot stand on the sidelines, restructuring local sustainable tourism development is extremely necessary. According to the Kon Tum Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in the period 2014-2015, the province focused on mobilizing investment resources for infrastructure development, especially infrastructure for historical-cultural tourist attractions, scenic spots, and tourist areas. Mang Den eco-tourism resort; Complete construction of Ho Chi Minh Road (phase 2), National Highways 14 and 14C section through Kon Tum; Build a system of restaurants, hotels, and shopping centers to meet the needs of tourists; build a number of cultural and ecological tourism villages, promote community tourism; Invest in tours, routes, and tourist attractions to form tourist highlights. In the period 2016-2020, the province focuses on investing in building typical and typical types of tourism; building cultural, historical, architectural, and artistic tours and routes; Developing eco-tourism tours and routes associated with beautiful natural landscapes from rivers, lakes, streams, waterfalls, majestic mountains, bold with wild features, Chu Mom Ray National Park, Dak Uy special-use forest, Ya Ly lake, Plei Krong; Developing Mang Den eco-tourism resort basically into a national-class tourist area; Promote caravan tourism through Bo Y international border gate along the East – West economic corridor. In addition to investment, the province plans to improve the quality of tourism human resources and strengthen links with other provinces at home and abroad on the East – West economic corridor connecting Laos – Cambodia – Thailand – Myanmar. .

With its potential and strengths, planning, building and developing Kon Tum tourism into a key, sustainable economic sector is completely scientifically based.