Thanh Hoa (VNA) – Authorities in the central province of Thanh Hoa on
March 15 launched several new tours linking the province and neighbouring
Houaphanh province in Laos.
The tours will connect popular destinations not only
in Thanh Hoa but also other northern localities such as Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh,
Son La and Hanoi with those in Laos’s Xiengkhouang and Houaphanh provinces
through the Na Meo border gate in Thanh Hoa’s Quan Son district, which borders
Houaphanh’s Viengxay district.
A series of activities will mark
the launch ceremony, entertaining tourists in Quan Son and Viengxay district, like
a spring fair and the Muong Xia Festival in Quan Son. Locals from the two
localities will perform an art show and attend a market at Na Meo Border Gate.
Son district is home to beautiful natural landscape along with various
historical and cultural relics.
Meanwhile, Vieng Xay has
nearly 500 spectacular caves, which were chosen as a revolutionary base for
Laotian leaders between 1964 and 1972. The natural caves run deep into the
mountains, creating tunnels leading to ‘meeting rooms’ and ‘dining rooms’,
where President Khamtay Siphandone and other revolutionary leaders lived and
worked. The cave system was turned into a tourist destination for both domestic
and foreign visitors in Laos.-VNA