(HBO) - It is not prosperous, bustling or crowded with people and traffic, you have to overcome the winding, narrow roads to Sung village, Cao Son commune (Da Bac). However, Sung hamlet has become an interesting meeting place for tourists, especially foreign tourists for many years.

Coming to Sung hamlet, Cao Son commune (Da Bac), tourists are fascinated by the images of the industrious Dao women sitting to brocade scarfs.

In Sung hamlet, there are more than 70 households of Dao Tien ethnic people living in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This is an ancient hamlet located on Bieu mountain. The landscape still retains a pristine character and it has not been broken by the human interference. There are a lot of hiking trails up to the mountain for tourists to explore the scenery. Due to the high mountain, the hamlet maintains the fresh and cool air with the temperature of about 4 degrees lower than that in Da Bac town.

Together with visitors to explore the landscape and the life of the people, the Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Da Bac District, Ms. Bui Thi Hieu excitedly introduced: Sung hamlet is one of the outstanding community tourist destinations of the district. This is a project implemented by the locality in cooperation with the Australian NGO AOP in Vietnam to create the livelihoods for the local people and to preserve the pristine and majestic natural scenery. Previously, the life of the people was very difficult. 

The environmental sanitation has not been paid attention to when animals were freely raised, the animal clogging was close to the houses, the streets were humid and dense. In recent years, when it has become a community tourist destination, Sung village has been "put on a new coat”. People have changed their perceptions in their daily life and activities towards keeping the environment green and clean. The custom of self-reliance and self-abolition has been eliminated. Now the local people not only do farming, but they also know how to make tourism and services to increase their income. Changing the people’s minds is the most important brought by the district’s project on the developing the community tourism.

At present, there are 3 homestays to welcome guests in Sung hamlet, but there are more than 40 households participating in tourism activities. The impression of tourism here is that the households assign each part of the work so that every family can have a regular job without being overlapped. Accordingly, some households grow green vegetables or raise fresh and clean pigs and chickens for food, others provide bicycle, motorbike or taxi service, some other households serve cultural, arts activities and sell brocade handicraft, etc. The service price is also publicly listed at the guest houses. Each household carries their own task, therefore there is no situation of guest contending. Tourists also do not worry about being caught on the price, creating the affection and trust.

Since developing community tourism, there has been a relatively stable number of tourists coming to Sung hamlet. The greatest number is from European countries. There is a group of tourists coming to experience and explore every 5 or 7 days. Thereby, the income has increased and jobs for many workers in the hamlet have been created. On average, each homestay has an income of 14-15 million VND every month. This is a remarkable result for the people who lived in difficulty only a few years ago when they only knew farming all year round.


Related Topics


Awakening potential of "non-smoking industry"

(HBO) - With a convenient location, beautiful and imposing scenery, and unique cultural identity, Hoa Binh province holds huge potential to develop different types of tourism.

Thanh Son Commune: Managing and protecting forests in association with tourism development

(HBO) - Eight km far from the center of the district, there is 3,500 ha of forest in Thanh Son commune, of which, 70% of the area is the protection forests, assigned to 11 hamlets for management and protection.

Further promoting the role of the members of the Steering Committee in strengthening the tourism development of the province

(HBO) - On July 8, the Provincial Steering Committee of tourism held a conference to review the tourism development for the first 6 months and to deploy the tasks for the last 6 months of 2020.

Mai Chau district is beautiful, dreamy and attractive to visitors

(HBO) - Mai Chau district possessing the beautiful natural, dreaming, captivating scenery with the fresh climate, the unique ethnic culture creating attraction and attractiveness, has long been named in Vietnam's tourism map. The district has had specific solutions and jobs to exploit this unique potential and advantages, aiming to build Mai Chau as an attractive, friendly and safe destination for tourists.

Master planning aims to develop Hoa Binh Lake tourism site

(HBO) – The master planning for the development of Hoa Binh Lake National Tourism Site in Hoa Binh towards 2030 was approved by the Prime Minister in Decision 1528/QD-TTg on August 1, 2016. It is an important foundation and motivation for making component plans and projects in order to promote the value of Hoa Binh Lake as well as the province’s socio-economic development.

Exploiting the potential of spiritual tourism, the cultural space of Muong minority

(HBO) - Cao Phong – the land of Muong Thang is rich in the traditional cultural identity, retaining many intangible cultural features imbued with the national identity. It is a part of Hoa Binh Culture, where there are many beautiful landscapes, cultural and historical relics associated with the struggle of the nation, and it has become an attractive destination attracting domestic and international tourists.