International visitors join agricultural tour in An Giang
Update: Apr 12, 2009
The southern province of An Giang officially launched the first “Agricultural Tourism” tour for 30 international visitors on April 12.

The travellers departed from Long Xuyen City to watch a boat race in Chau Doc Town and enjoy the Khmer people’s Chol Chnam Thmay traditional festival in Tri Ton District. They also visited the Cam Mountain in Tinh Bien District.

The tour is part of an “Agricultural Tourism” project sponsored by Agriterra, a development arm of five farmers’ unions in the Netherlands, which has been launched from 2007 to 2009 at a total expense of EUR 300,000.

The project’s main activity is arranging 72-hour tours for international guests to stay at local people’s houses and visit local sites including My Hoa Hung landscape in Long Xuyen City, Cham brocade craft village, Ba Chua Xu temple, Tinh Bien international border-gate market, Van Giao brocade craft village, Cam Mountain and Pol Pot relic site.

It is a good opportunity for the locals and the Khmer people to develop community-based tourism to increase their incomes. It also helps promote the local economy.