An unlicensed tourist attraction was developed on an agricultural land lot in Krong Pak District, Dak Lak Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region.
Many officials of the Krong Pak authorities have even promoted the tourist site on social media.
Ngo Thi Minh Trinh, vice-chairwoman of the People’s Committee of Krong Pak District, said on Sunday that the district was reviewing legal dossiers of the tourist destination — T.O.P.C.L.E.V.E.R Dak Lak leadership talent development center, also known as an eco-educational village.
The village’s legal representative is Loan Thi Dao, 31, according to the introduction of the village on its Facebook page.
Covering about one hectare of land for coffee and rice farming, the tourist site includes a lodging facility, a restaurant, a swimming pool, and areas for tourism activities.
It welcomes tens to hundreds of visitors per day, especially on weekends. They have to pay entrance charges at VND40,000 (US$1.7) and buy tickets for catering, swimming services, and other games.
However, the owner of the site has yet to get a license for the construction and operation of the facility.
|The tourist site includes many components serving paid tourism services. Photo: Trung Tan / Tuoi Tre|
A leader of the People’s Committee of Ea Phe Commune, where the tourist site is situated, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the site includes many illegal items on agricultural land, adding that the commune is waiting for the investor to complete procedures to have a playground for local residents and students.
The facility has a food safety certificate from the district medical center and a fire prevention and fighting certificate from the district police.
Some leaders of the Party Committee and People’s Committee of Krong Pak District have advertised the site as a tourist destination in the district on their Facebook and Zalo accounts since early this year although the project has no license.
|Some tourism services at the tourist site introduced on its Facebook page|
Loan Thi Dao, the owner of the facility, admitted that she has yet to complete legal procedures for the operation of the tourist site despite having operated it for a long time.
Besides 400 square meters of living land, the remainder is land for coffee and rice farming.
Most of the area accommodates amenities serving tourism activities.
|A swimming pool built on agricultural land at the tourist site. Photo: Trung Tan / Tuoi Tre|
|Many items are developed on land for rice farming. Photo: Trung Tan / Tuoi Tre|