Cat Tien Archaeological Site attracts tourists, but needs infrastructure

An archaeological site in central Vietnam struggles with the lack of infrastructure to host visiting tourists.

Cat Tien Archaeological Site, Vietnam Net Bridge, 20120826
Cat Tien Archaeological Site, Vietnam Net Bridge, 20120826

Cat Tien relic attracts thousands of tourists
Vietnam Net Bridge, 23 Aug 2012

Although it hasn’t yet been exploited for tourism, Cat Tien archeological relic in Cat Tien District of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has still managed to lure thousands of tourists on a monthly basis.

According to the administration board of the site, there have been nearly 60 tourist delegations visiting the site since January.

The relic is located on the left side of Dong Nai River stretching over 15km from Quang Ngai Commune to Duc Pho Commune of Cat Tien District. It is an archeological complex with many mysteries yet to be unveiled.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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