Overview about Quang Tri Province

Monday - 14/11/2016 08:30
Quang Tri Province is in the North of Vietnam’s Central, which is the starting point on the Trans-Asia route linking Vietnam with other countries in the East – West Economic Corridor.
Quang Tri Province has a magnanimous and admirable history in the war against foreign aggression to unite the country. This unyielding and heroic land had witnessed the violent war against American Empire and the heroic sacrifice of number of young people, soliders and the people who died for the piece and prosperity of the country today. There are famous names of villages, mountains, rivers and cultural and historical relics such as: Ben Hai river – Hien Luong brige, Quang Tri ancient citadel, Vinh Moc tunal, MC. Namara electrical fence, Road 9 – Khe Sanh, Vay village, heroic Con Co island, legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, Truong Son national cemetery, Road 9 national cemetery,etc have come deeply in the memories of everyone. Come to Quang Tri to remind of the past battlefield to understand more about the glorious war for the freedom and unification of Viet Nam, to enjoy the magnifient natural landscape as well as to receive the hospitality of the people here. Quang Tri Province has many attractive beauty spots such as : Cua Tung beach, Cua Viet beach, Dakrong beauty spot, Tra Loc ecotoursim area, Ru Linh primary forest, etc. which have been attracting many domestic and foreign tourists to come and enjoy. Come to Quang Tri to enjoy such famous specialities such as : Shrimp, crabs, fishs, squids, baked veal, chickens, buffalo meat eating with “ troong” leaf, Lao Bao mountain goat meat, Kim Long wine, rice gruel, pinnate leaf cake,etc. These are foods which are good deeply bearing the taste and flavor of Quang Tri Province.
Quang Tri is a coastal province of the Central Viet Nam, the North faces to Quang Binh Province, the South faces to Thua Thien Hue Province, The West faces to Lao country and the East faces to East Sea. The terrain of Quang Tri Province is very various with hills, mountains, low land, coastal sand banks and islands. On more than 75km of the beach, there are 3 beach gates: Cua Viet, Cua Tung, My Thuy and Con Co island district which nearly 30km away from mainland. Quang Tri has area of 4.739km2, population of 626,563 people (according to statistics in 2015), with 10 administrative units including Dong Ha city, Quang Tri town and 08 districts: Vinh Linh, Gio Linh, Trieu Phong, Cam Lo, Hai Lang, Dakrong, Huong Hoa and Con Co island. Dong Ha city is the political, economic and cultural center of the province.
Quang Tri Province located in the tropical climate zone with monsoon, be affected by dry and hot West – South wind. The average temperature is varied from 200C – 250C. the highest temperature in hot months is about 400C in low land and from 340C – 350C in low mountainous areas. The lowest temparature in the year can be reduced to 80C – 100C in low land and 30C – 50C in high mountainous areas. The average annual rainfall in the year is varied from 2.000 - 2.700 mm, the average relative humidity is 70 - 80%. It can be said that the climate in Quang Tri province í quite harsh but this land of white sand with full of sunshines and winds created wonders, created many exploits in the war of Vietnam people.The people in this land also are not defeated by the hard, harsh nature, they are still unyielding and hard working to overcome all difficulties to protect and construct their heroic Quang Tri native land.
In years of the war against America to save the country, Quang Tri was one of hot lands because of rains of bombs and storms of bullets. Today, Quang Tri province has many respectable and proud landmarks, revolutionary relics. Besides, Quang Tri Province has many key traffic roads, railways and waterways. Especially, Highway no.9 located in the East – West Economic Corridor (EWEC) which is the nearest and the most convenient Asian Highway to connect VietNam and other countries and ASEAN through Lao Bao international border gate. This is the advantage condition for Quang Tri province in particular and Viet Nam country in general to expand exchange, cooperation, economic, trade, services development and attract more dosmetic and foreign tourits to Quang Tri
Quang Tri Province located in the Centre of Viet Nam Central – the land full of sunshines and winds, is the intersection of North – South axis (Highway no.1A, Ho Chi Minh road, North – South railway) with East – West economic corridor through Highway 9 and Lao Bao international border gate. Advantages about Geographic – economic location identifys the important role, location of Quang Tri tourism in the development strategy of the Central tourism development. Quang Tri is the important gateway attracts tourists from Mekong sub region come  to VietNam Central, where is the connecting 3 unique tourism products including East – West Economic Corridor, Heritage Road and Legend Road. This is the chance for Quang Tri to exploit potentials and comparative advantages to intergrate and attract the sources for tourism development.
Quang Tri has various and diversifield natural and human tourism resource. The cultural and historical tourism is created by a very bulky and unique war relics system in modern time with 436 important relics, in which, there are many famous places such as Hien Luong – Ben Hai river bank, Mc. Namara electrical fence, Vinh Moc tunnel, Road 9 – Khe Sanh,etc; Sea, resort and ecological tourism with 75km of coast which creates beautiful beachs with fresh environment such as: Cua Tung, Cua Viet, Con Co Island, My Thuy, Trieu Lang, Vinh Kim – Vinh Thai,etc; Ecological forest, resting, disease curing tourism with Dakrong natural conservation area, Klu hot spring, Khe Gio, O O waterfall, Ru Linh, Tra Loc ecotourism, etc; National and spiritual culture research tourism with Sac Tu Tinh Quang Pagoda, La Vang Pilgrimage Center, Gio An Ancient irrigation system, culture of PaKo, Van Kieu ethnic groups.
In current years, technical and economic infrastructures have been invested and constructed in synchronous way. Historical and cultural relics have been paid attention for rehabilitation and tourism areas have been planned for construction. The province constructed completely Lao Bao Special Economic and Commercial Zone, infrastructure serving for Lao Bao International Border Gate. Besides, the province also pay attention to improve the import-export procedures, immigration procedures and promote the tourism advertisement and promotion, labour force training and actively open new Economic - Commercial - Tourism cooperative relationship with regional countries, especially with Laos and Thailand.
Currently, the province has step by step called for investments for tourism projects, construction of tourism areas, entertainment centers to serve for tourists such as Tourism Road project on two river banks from Hien Luong bridge to Cua Tung; Cua Viet - Cua Tun Beach Tourism Area project linking with Con Co tourism Island; Lao Bao Special Economic-Commercial Zone International Tourism and hotel project; Ho Chi Minh Legend Road tourism project linking with Dakrong natural conservation area; Dakrong Ecological Resting Tourism Area Project ... Besides, Quang Tri province is also in progress to prepare the project for developing traditional villages linking with tourism and combining with tourism tours to introduce international friends and tourists on the culture of Quang Tri.
Tourism Information and Promotion Division
Translator: Trang Nhi

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