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Climbing tour to promote northwestern provinces’ tourism

2010-10-27 (GMT + 7)

International Fansipan Mountain climbing tour will be held in the northern province of Lao Cai from October 30 to November 3 to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi, announced the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

More than 60 local and foreign contestants from China and Thailand will join the competition.
The tour to climb up and plant the flag of Thang Long - Hanoi on the nation’s highest mountain, the Fansipan peak around 2,800m tall, is a chance to promote tourism potentials of eight northwestern provinces and raise awareness of the community towards environment protection.
The event will also include a seminar on developing tourism in northwestern provinces , lantern festival on streets in Sapa town and photography contest of poetic natural landscapes in Hoang Lien National Park.
Fansipan Mountain is located 9km south-west of the town of Sapa in the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. At a height of 3,143 meters, Fansipan has been called "the Roof of Indochina". Regarded as one of the few genuine eco-tourist facilities in Vietnam, the area boasts some 2,000 plant varieties and 327 species of animals.

(Source: SGGP)

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