(TITC) - On the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Sa Pa tourism (1903 - 2013) held on November 2nd, Lao Cai's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will co-ordinate with Sa Pa Dist., and relevant authorities to announce Viet Nam's records for three famous tourist attractions in Sa Pa.
Firstly, the largest terraced field inÂ MuongÂ HoaÂ ValleyÂ in Lao Chai, Ta Van, Hau Thao, with an area of 935.4 ha. The beauty of terraced field in this region has been famous as the space is large and without obstructed sight.
Secondly, the terraced field in Vu Lung Sung, Trung Chai Commune with 121 steps.Â This is one of the most beautiful and oldest terraced fields inÂ SaÂ PaÂ (over 100 years old).
In 2009, the Travel and Leisure magazine (USA) votedÂ SaÂ Pa's terraced field in the top seven of the most beautiful and grandiose terraced fields inÂ AsiaÂ and the world.
Thirdly, O Quy Ho mountain pass (Tram Ton heaven gate -Â SaÂ Pa). With the length of 50 km, connecting Lao Cai andÂ LaiÂ ChauÂ Provinces, O Quy Ho is the most longest mountain pass inÂ Viet Nam.Â It is located on the Highway 4DÂ cutting across the HoangÂ LienÂ Son mountain rangeÂ atÂ 2,070m above sea-level.
In the middle of 2012, the international tourism information website Globalgrasshopper chose O Quy Ho mountain pass to be in the top Ten of the most beautiful tourist attractions inÂ Viet Nam.
At present, Viet Nam Record Organization is co-ordinating with relevant authorities to survey andÂ appraise theÂ threeÂ above tourist attractions, preparing for officialÂ announcementÂ onÂ theÂ 110thÂ anniversary ofÂ SaÂ PaÂ tourism.
In the first 6 months of 2013,Â LaoÂ CaiÂ ProvinceÂ attracted 640,290 tourist arrivals, of which, international arrivals were 278,700; domestic arrival were 361,590. Total tourism receipts reached nearly VND 1,300 billion.
Sa Pa, during the first 4 months 2013 attracted 235,766 tourist arrivals. With three tourist attractions to be listed inÂ Viet Nam's record, in the coming time,Â SaPaÂ will have a good chance to attract more tourists.
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