Tuyen Lam to become UNESCO-recognised outstanding Asia-Pacific tourism area

Wednesday, 26/07/2023 16:42
According to the notification from President of the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations, Tuyen Lam will officially receive the title during the Vietnam-India cultural and economic exchange and a ceremony to honour intellectuals, managers, scientists, social activists, entrepreneurs and businesses in Asia-Pacific in New Delhi on August 3.
 A view of Tuyen Lam Lake (Source: VNA)

The Tuyen Lam Lake National Tourism Area in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has met all UNESCO criteria to become an outstanding tourism area in Asia-Pacific, stated the notification.

According to the notification,

Nguyen Quoc Tuyen, Director of the Management Board of the area, said that Tuyen Lam Lake is the first site of Vietnam to receive the title, and the only one in Asia to be honour this time.

The official said that dossiers to register for the title was submitted to the UNESCO in March.

It is known that Ho Tuyen Lam National Tourist Area submitted its application for the program in March 2023. The organizers went through three rounds of selection, with the first two rounds involving the evaluation of the applications, and the third round being conducted through online interviews. Surpassing numerous strong competitors, Ho Tuyen Lam National Tourist Area emerged as the sole representative from Vietnam and Asia to be honored in the category of exemplary Asian-Pacific tourist destinations. This is not only an honor for Ho Tuyen Lam National Tourist Area but also for the city of Da Lat and Lam Dong province as a whole in their efforts to promote high-quality tourism, brand image, and hospitality services to international friends and tourists.

Tuyen Lam Lake, 6km south of Da Lat, a famous tourist destination of Lam Dong, has a water surface of 350ha. It was created by Tia stream - head water of Da Tam river. No one knows when and why it was called Tuyen Lam, but maybe because of the grandiose nature around it - stream and forest were close to each other. Tuyen stands for stream, and Lam stands for forest. Tuyen Lam is a place for water and trees meeting each other.

The lake and its surrounding have fresh air, tranquil atmosphere and diversified natural landscape. It will become a big attraction with unique types of tourism such as sight-seeing, camping, health caring, trekking, mountaineering, fishing, visiting revolutionary base and other activities for sport and recreation, especially eco-tourism.

Viewed from a cable car or seen from above, Tuyen Lam is as a miniature ocean with each oasis on the lake is a continent. One will feel the immensity between sky and water surface and discover a very different Da Lat./.

Compiled by BTA