(HBO) – Located 70 kilometers west of Hanoi, the Hoa Binh reservoir in the northern mountainous province of the same name is dubbled as "Ha Long bay on mountain”. Formed during the construction of Hoa Binh hydropower plant, the lake is Vietnam’s largest man-made lake that boasts majestic primitive mountain landscapes and diverse ecosystems.

With 47 islets scattering the water surface and peaceful villages of Muong ethnic group stretching along its banks, Hoa Binh reservoir has become a tourist attraction, providing various interesting experiences of the land, its people and traditional customs.

The community-based tourist spot in Ngoi hamlet, Suoi Hoa commune, Tan Lac district, leaves many good impressions on visitors about the Muong cultural identity).

Ngoi hamlet, Suoi Hoa commune in Tan Lac district is one of community-based tourism villages of the Muong ethnic group that is praised by tourists for its charming. Coming to the hamlet, visitors can learn about cultural life of the local ethnic people through stilt houses, and traditional customs and practices.

Besides various well-known community-based tourism villages such as Mo hamlet in Binh Thanh commune, Cao Phong district, many new ones of this kind have been developed like Ke hamlet in Hien Luong commune, Da Bia village in Tien Phong commune, Sung hamlet in Cao Son commune, and Tien hamlet in Thung Nai commune. 

Notably, the Da Bia Community Tourist Resort was awarded the ASEAN Community Tourism Award at the Hong Kong (China) Travel Forum.

Currently, many eco-tourist sites such as Mai Chau Hideaway, Ba Khan Village Resort, and Coconut Island have become attractive destinations for both domestic and foreign visitors. 

The lake area is also luring a number of investment projects such as the Robinson Natural Park Project of Hoa Binh Tourism Investment joint Stock Company, Hoa Binh Lake Ecological and Resort Project of Lac Hong Investment joint Stock Company, and Ngoi Hoa Ecological Park Project of Hoang Son Construction Energy Investment joint Stock Company.

In 2022, Hoa Binh Lake tourism area welcomed about 400,000 visitors, and it is forecast to receive about 500,000 visitors a year in the coming time.

Local authorities have actively popularised new tourism products, strengthened links with localities in the province and nationwide to create a diverse tourism ecosystem, attracting more domestic and international visitors to the land of "Ha Long Bay on the mountain"./.

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