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A new tour to Tam Giang from Hue

2010-07-06 (GMT + 7)

Hue City’s authorities have launched a tour to Tam Giang Lagoon after one year’s survey and planning. The lagoon discovery tour was jointly sponsored by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) of the National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), via a fund for stable tourism and biodiversity.

Departing from Hue, the tour stops first at Thu Le Temple in Sia Town, recognized as a national historical relic, with ancient architecture, according to VietnamPlus.
From the temple, the tour continues to Ngu My Thanh fishing village, which has small museums displaying sea creatures. There travelers can observe how local residents make nets and use devices for fishing.
Next is a bicycle trip to visit vegetable farms and joining farmers in tending vegetables, and buying products from the farms.
Then, at  Thuy Lap Village, travelers will learn how to make bamboo products and join in weaving with local artisans. After lunch and a short nap in Ngu My Thanh Village is the time for exploring Tam Giang Lagoon.
Next stop, Quang Ngan Commune, in Quang Dien District, includes a visit to royal tombs and ethnic dance shows by local children. Then follows relaxing with waves on a beach in Tan My Hamlet.
The final activity before returning to Hue City is a visit to Bao La bamboo weaving village, where travelers can learn more about the craft and perhaps buy from a wide choice of items of bamboo.
“The tour has a significant meaning,” Ngo Hoa, vice-chairman of Thua Thien-Hue Provincial People’s Committee, said. “It helps not only diversify tourism services in Thua Thien-Hue Province but also enhance the life of local residents in remote areas and give them the opportunities to be exposed to different cultures.”
(Source: the saigontimes)

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