Farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have developed agri-tourism models that have not only increased their incomes but also contributed to sustainable agriculture and rural development in the area. Gấc (spiny gourd) fruit, which has special health benefits, grows in Thạch Thảo Garden in Tiền Giang Province’s Mỹ Tho City The Mekong Delta, which is the country’s largest agricultural production area, has great potential to develop ecotourism. It has been listed among the best destinations to visit in 2019 by the US travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. The delta attracts millions of visitors each year thanks to its cultural diversity, natural beauty and a large range of tourism products. According to HCM City’s Department of Tourism, tourist demand to seek hands-on experiences has increased from 20-30 per cent compared to recent years. In many localities in the delta, organisations and individuals have begun to pour more investment in agri-tourism models. The models help to both preserve traditional culture and increase farmers’ incomes. Phạm Văn Hoàng, 54, owner of Chín Hồng Fruit Garden in Phong Điền District’s Mỹ Khánh Commune, said he grows star fruit, mango, rambutan, coconut and guava on 1.8ha. The garden started opening to serve visitors as… Read full this story
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