The provincial People’s Committee on October 8 announced the Prime Minister’s decision on a master plan for the construction of the site by 2035.
According to the plan, the site will cover nearly 3,000 hectares spanning Ninh Son, Ninh Thanh wards and Thanh Tan commune of Tay Ninh city, and parts of Suoi Da and Phan communes of Duong Minh Chau district.
The site will be synchronised with functional areas for trade, spiritual-cultural tourism, culture-sport, entertainment, accommodation, as well as area for scientific, natural and environmental research.
As many as 1,147 hectares, or 38.27% of its total area, will be developed for tourism, services and accommodation. Meanwhile, an area of 100 hectares will be used for research activities.
Particularly, more than 1,100ha of special-use forest in the site will be untouched.
Tay Ninh will improve transport infrastructure system connecting the site with Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Long An provinces and Ho Chi Minh City to lure more tourists to the site.
Ba Den (Black Lady) Mountain is famous for its majestic landscapes and magnificent caves and pagodas, and is part of the Nui Ba Relic Complex in Tay Ninh province.
The complex spreads over an area of 24 square kilometres and comprises three mountains: Heo (Pig) Mountain, Phung (Phoenix) Mountain and Ba Den Mountain.
Ba Den is the highest peak, rising to the height of 986 metres. Besides the landscape, the site, with many pagodas and caves, is considered one of the most famous spiritual lands in the south, worshipping Linh Son Thanh Mau (Linh Son Holy Mother). The most popular destinations at the site are the Ba Temple Complex, old pagodas like Ha Pagoda, Thuong Pagoda and Hang Pagoda and caves on the mountain.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Ngoc said this is a great opportunity for Tay Ninh to lure investment in the tourism sector, striving to make it a spearhead industry by 2030.
It is forecast that the Ba Den national tourist site will attract about 5 million visitors per year by 2025 and 8 million by 2035. It will provide jobs for 4,000 people.