Mang Den villa village revived after 10 years of abandonment

After 10 years of abandonment, nearly 200 villas in the Mang Den eco-tourism area (Kon Tum) are being repaired and expanded by investors spending billions of dong to serve tourists.

 

Pour billions of money to revive Mang Den villa village. After 10 years of dereliction, a series of investors returned to pour billions of money to revive the “Villa Village” in Mang Den tourist area (Kon Tum) to meet the resort needs of tourists.

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10 years ago, many businesses and individuals flocked to Kon Plong district to buy land in Mang Den to build villas to welcome the “wave” of tourists. By 2009, when the villas were about to be completed, the villa owners began to stop construction, causing the project to fall into a state of unfinished and long-term abandonment.

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Kon Plong district leaders explained that due to the domestic and world economic recession, investors were having financial difficulties so they temporarily stopped construction. Three years ago, many people offered to sell villas for only 1 to 1.5 billion VND but no one bought it.

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In the last two years, real estate in Mang Den has become “hot” so many businesses and individuals have returned to invest billions of dong in repairing, upgrading and expanding once abandoned villas to meet their needs. tourist resort.

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Ms. Tran Thi Ha (residing in Kon Plong district) said that the wave of eco-resort tourism has changed positively, bringing a new “flow of vitality” to the “villa village” in Mang Den. Currently, the price of each villa here has increased rapidly from 4 billion to 10 billion depending on the location along Highway 24.

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There is a scarcity of construction workers, some workers are busy painting and repairing villas with labor costs ranging from 600,000 to 700,000 VND per day. “In the past two months, many villa owners needed to build fences and invest in more rooms, so I am busy every day and my income is relatively stable,” said Mr. Nguyen Thanh, a bricklayer in Mang Den town.

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Mr. Le Thanh Dien, Director of Mang Den Center for Culture, Sports, Tourism and Communications, confirmed that after many years of abandonment, many investors have returned to repair, upgrade and expand to complete 180 villas. put to serve tourists. Some investors are willing to spend billions of dong to buy back villas to build fences and expand rooms and dining rooms to welcome guests.

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“The district encourages investors to continue completing villas. The investment promotion working group accompanies and introduces guests or rents their villas for tourism and resort business in Mang Den,” Mr. Dien shared. Mr. Nguyen Van Tho, Head of Saigon – Mang Den Tourism Joint Stock Company, said that Mang Den eco-tourism area is like a “princess that has been sleeping for many years in the forest and is now awakening.

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“Recently, tourists who love ecological space have flocked to Mang Den to relax. Faced with this opportunity, investors have returned to continue upgrading and repairing once-abandoned villas to improve the quality of tourism services for tourists and improve income,” said Mr. Tho said.

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According to Mr. Tho, the new business invested more than 3 billion VND to expand the hotel system named after the Sim flower, with French-style villa architecture to meet the resort needs of tourists.

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In 2017, by chance visiting Mang Den eco-tourism area, Mr. Bui Quoc Khanh (living in Hanoi) felt that this land converged many climatic conditions, primeval forest space, and scenic spots. … can develop into an ecotourism and resort center. In March 2018, he decided to invest 1.9 billion to buy back an abandoned villa and garden space with a total area of ​​800 m2.

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Mr. Khanh invested an additional 2.7 billion VND to upgrade and expand this villa to 7 rooms, with a French architectural kitchen space associated with a romantic hill garden space. After deducting expenses, his family’s average monthly profit from resort and tourism services is about 40 to 50 million VND.

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Tourists take souvenir photos amid the pine hills in front of the villas in Mang Den. Mang Den national eco-tourism area has long been considered by many people to be a resort paradise, the “Da Lat land” of the northern Central Highlands.

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Mang Den has a temperate climate, so flowers bloom every season next to romantic villas under the canopy of pine forests. Statistics from Kon Plong district show that in 2015 there were only 85,000 visitors to Mang Den, then in the first 8 months of 2019, more than 150,000 visitors came to travel and relax in this land.

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Not only do they return to Mang Den to invest and repaint villas, some investors also buy land to build homestays associated with wild natural mountain and forest spaces that attract tourists.

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Mang Den is located at an altitude of more than 1,200 m above sea level, the climate is temperate, cool all year round, the average temperature is 16-20 degrees Celsius. Not only focusing on investing in open villa space towards the pine hill, some investors also focus on opening restaurants with local culinary culture. Famous dishes here such as grilled sticky rice with bamboo tubes, hill chicken, grilled free-range pork, wild vegetables, ginseng, dong quai… attract tourists.