Oudomxay eyes development of tourist sites

About 100 tourist sites in Oudomxay province await development so that visitors can fully enjoy them in comfort. The Oudomxay Tourism Office says there are 106 officially designated tourist sites in the province. An official at the office, Mr Van Mingboupha, told Vientiane Times on Friday the province is encouraging the private sector to assist in the development of tourism. So far about eight businesses have submitted proposals to the provincial Informational, Culture and Tourism Department with suggestions for the improvement of visitor attractions, he said. The province wants to develop its sightseeing potential in a bid to attract more investors and visitors, but funding is limited. Last year, about 215,000 foreigners visited the province and mostly went to Nam Kat waterfall, Chom Ong cave, Singkham Buddha temple, and the provincial capital, Xay district.

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