In early spring, think about the tourist “gold mine” of the Central Highlands

Kon Tum is one of the five Central Highlands provinces with great potential for tourism, with rich natural resources and high coverage of primeval forests. Therefore, developing community tourism is the right direction to improve the lives of indigenous people, contributing to hunger eradication and poverty reduction.

In early spring, think about the tourist A corner of Kon Trang Long Loi community tourism village, Dak Ha district in early spring 2021. Photo T.Tuan

In just a short time, the Kon Tum provincial government has continuously established many community tourism villages such as Kon Ko Tu village, Kon Klor, Kon Tum city, Kon Pring village, Kon Plong district, Kon Trang Long Loi village, Dak Ha district. These villages are very attractive to tourists to visit. From the beginning of 2020 until now, Kon Trang Long Loi village alone has welcomed nearly 30,000 visitors to visit and experience.

Ms. Tran Thi Thuy – a tourist in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa province said: “If you are bored with the stuffy, hot city scene with rows of concrete houses, then returning to the natural mountains and forests is the new trend.” of today’s youth. Kon Tum tourism does not involve cutting and manipulating. Most of the people are ethnic minorities, so they are hospitable and honest. When they actually go sightseeing and have fun in community villages, visitors feel reassured, live slowly with themselves and like themselves. return to the homeland”.

In early spring, think about the tourist Tourists enjoy spring and see cherry blossoms in Mang Den town, Kon Plong district. TTuan’s photo

The unique features of community tourism villages are the discovery of nature and the lives of indigenous people with traditional communal roofs, gongs, sinus dances, trumpets and drums passed down from ancient times. …

Kon Tum currently has over 30 ethnic groups living together, of which ethnic minorities account for over 54%, each ethnic group has its own customs and beliefs creating diverse and rich cultural values.

In addition, historical relics such as Kon Tum Prison, Dak Glei Prison Historical Site, Mang Den Historical Site, Dak To – Tan Canh Victory Historical Site. In particular, the Indochina junction and the Ho Chi Minh trail, which have entered the legendary history of the Vietnamese revolution, are attracting great attraction to the type of memorial tourism that revisits the old battlefields.

Currently, Kon Tum is identified as the focal point for important domestic and international tourist routes such as the Central Highlands Green Road tourist route, the Indochina heritage cruise tourist route, and the Caravan tourist route passing through the provinces. Thailand – Cambodia – Laos and Vietnam. From a strategic location during the war until now, Kon Tum has a new and attractive tourism potential.

In early spring, think about the tourist In early spring, tourist villages always attract a large number of tourists from near and far. TTuan’s photo

Someone has compared Kon Tum to a “gold mine” in tourism as it contains a lot of potential, especially the wild beauty of the mountains, forests and people is always something that tourists want to conquer and explore.

Determining tourism as a key economic sector, Kon Tum province attaches importance to preserving, promoting and preserving traditional cultural values. Training and improving knowledge about community tourism for local people. Even if society develops, identity and cultural values ​​cannot change.

In early spring, think about the tourist French-style villas in Mang Den town help visitors live slowly, returning close to nature. TTuan’s photo

The nature of community tourism is to help local people improve their lives, eliminate hunger and reduce poverty. Community tourism must make visitors feel like they are returning to their own home, their homeland.

Vietnam’s tourism development strategy to 2020 with a vision to 2030 has identified the Central Highlands as one of the 7 key tourist regions of the country with its own characteristics and natural conditions.

Specific tourism products imbued with Vietnamese cultural identity can compete in regional and international markets. Because only the type of tourism resources with high quality, diversity and the combination of rich and favorable resources will attract tourists, thereby developing the socio-economic development of the country. local.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, since the beginning of the year until now, Kon Tum has still welcomed over 160,000 tourists. Of which, the number of international visitors reached more than 43,500 people. In the period 2021 – 2025, Kon Tum strives to attract about 2.5 million tourists to the province by 2025.