Visiting Dalat agricultural products & specialities processing plants
Apr 1st 2017.
In order to enhance the potential and advantages of tourism development associated with agriculture towards multidisciplinary approach, thereby creating unique products, contributing to building Da lat – Lam Dong tourism brand, in recent period, along with sightseeing tours recreation excursions, hiking a new type a tourism is also put into operation ta attract the attention of numerous tourists near and far… that is the tour of visiting agricultural products processing – Da Lat specialties
“I can’t help being surprised and delighted when I have the opportunity to visit the model of Japanese dried persimmon technology (hoshigaki) in Dalat”, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu, a tourist from Khanh Hoa Province confirms that this is the model she has seen for the first time that no other locality has had. Being typical specialties of the highland city, from the carefully selected persimmons, experiencing the stages of skin peeling, hanging on long wires, this process has made the magical appeal for tourists from near and far. Observing this process, tourists will see with their own eye the stages of making dried persimmons applying Japanese new technologies, and therefore they feel secure to buy the products.
Viet Tien company Ltd specializes in the field of special product processing having typical agricultural advantages of Da Lat. Previously, tourists to Da Lat wishing to use Vinh Tien branded products had to choose the showrooms or shops introducing Vinh Tién products, currently they must come directly to the processing plant to both buy products and visit and learn the production process of the enterprise through tours newly put into operation by the enterprise. Here tourists will be visiting the whole production process at Vinh Tien Da Lat processing plant from primary processing to packaging of finished products such as artichoke tea, various kinds of herbal tea, fruit juice, wine production lines, production methods of cordyceps roberti… Also, after visiting and learning the production process of the unit, tourists can enjoy and choose to buy products at the exhibition area as gifts to family members and friends. “Ho Trung Dung from Thua Thien Hue has judged this is a very interesting tourism model, for coming here not only can you visit and learn about the process of making Vinh Tien specialties, but you can also choose famous products of Da Lat, and do not fear to buy counterfeit goods, so you feel very secure when buying products”.
In addition to the sightseeing tour at Vinh Tien Company in Da Lat, Lam Dong Ladophar Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Co., Ltd has also developed tours to visit the oriental medicine manufacturing factory in Duc Trong district, with two production lines, i.e., herbal tea and extracts of pharmaceutical glue, invested on specialized technology lines, synchronized production equipment systems, modern design with a capacity of 800 tons of herbal tea year, 180 tons of soft pharmaceutical glue/ year, 180 tons of dry pharmaceutical glue/ year. The introduction of Ladophar oriental medicine manufacturing factory to be a tourist attraction has contributed to enrich the forms of tourism for tourists. “Nguyen The Vinh from Ho Chi Minh city shared: This is the first time have visited a modern artichoke-processing factory like this, think that they are wise to invest in the right way, in my visit I can learn a lot of things, and more importantly, can choose to buy the prestigious, genuine products, experiencing this tour is very interesting, in my opinion, Lam Dong should include more businesses to open tours in order to further promote the brand of agricultural products, and local specialties”.
Local tourism should take advantage of the potential for tourism development, along with the pure forms of tourism such as sightseeing tours, camping, conferences, seminars, community-based tourism, adventure tourism Recently, the new tourism model of visiting process of making agricultural products providing strong local characteristics has been encouraged by Lam Dong authorities, creating favorable conditions for enterprises to invest, exploit and put into operation. From initial effectiveness through tours to visit the process of making agricultural products and local specialities experimented by enterprises, they have not only contributed a very large part in confirming the brand for agricultural products but also promoted the image of Da Lat – Lam Dong tourism to tourists from near and far.
By Tuyet Ngoc