Symposium talks tourist sites in Lang Son
(LSO) – The People’s Committee of Lang Son in coordination with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Vietnam National University, Hanoi on October 26 organised a symposium on the Nhi-Tam Thanh tourist site, the stone statue of To Thi and Mac dynasty’s citadel.
Duong Xuan Hoa, deputy head of Lang Son’s National Assembly deputy delegation, and Duong Xuan Huyen, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, attended the event.
The symposium also saw the attendance of historian Duong Trung Quoc, who is also a NA deputy, and Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Association of Historical Science, along with 29 scientists and researchers.
An overview of the symposium
Covering a total area of over 50 hectares, the Nhi-Tam Thanh tourist site, the stone statue of To Thi and Mac dynasty’s citadel are located in the limestone mountain range in the northwestern part of Lang Son city.
The area is home to natural caves recognised as national relic sites by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 1962.
Duong Xuan Huyen, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, speaks at the symposium
At the symposium, scientists and researchers analysed historical, cultural and archeological values of the sites as well as their potential and strengths for tourism development.
In his remarks, Huyen asked the Party Committee and authorities of Lang Son city to focus on socio-economic development based on three pillars – border gate economy, sustainable tourism and smart agriculture in combination with food processing.
Associate Professor. Dr. Vu Van Phai, head of the Department of Geography of the University of Natural Sciences, addresses the symposium
He also called for proposals on mechanisms and policies to raise historical values of the sites, and develop traditional culture and custom of locals into typical tourism products.