The Stork Island (Đảo Cò) in the northern province of Hai Duong, will receive a decision to be recognized as National Relic on November 16th, said the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
According to the department, after being ranked as a National Relic by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism with decision No 2104. Hai Duong planned to define the main destinations in the relic and other supporting services as well as connected the Stork Island to other areas of interest in order to meet tourism demands.
The Hai Duong Tourism Promotion Centre associated with the Thanh Mien district People’s Committee and some travel agencies, to survey the island and surrounding landscapes such as Dong communal house, commemorative house of the late Vice President, Nguyen Luong Bang, Tranh temple, and temple to Khu Thua Du. Importantly, the infrastructure conditions such as roads systems and connectivity, effective sign posting, accommodation providers and restaurants were reviewed.
The centre is building one-day and two-day tours to introduce to travel agencies. The one-day tours are Dong communal house – Commemorative house of the late Vice President Nguyen Luong Bang – Chi Lang Nam Stork island, Tranh temple – Hong Phong water puppetry – Temple to Khu Thua Du – Chi Lang Nam Stork island – Ninh Giang Banh Gai (glutinous rice cake dyed black in a concoction of leaves).
The two-day tours include Tranh temple – Ninh Giang Banh Gai– Hong Phong water puppetry – Temple to Khu Thua Du – Chi Lang Nam Stork island in the first day and Chi Lang Nam Stork island – Dong communal house – Commemorative house of the late Vice President Nguyen Luong Bang in the second day.
The Stork Island, located in Chi Lang Nam commune, Thanh Mien district, stays about 25km far from Hai Duong city. Its pen name is An Duong by nature. It is called the stork village because the village has a small island located in the middle of broad lake with ten thousands of storks and herons residing and nesting.
With an area of more than 3,000m2, the stork island is home to 15,000 storks and more than 5,000 herons of various kinds and such rare and precious birds as pelicans and teals residing together.