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Tan Trieu pomelo village exists over hundreds of years in Dong Nai province, Vietnam. Located in Vinh Cuu district, Tan Trieu pomelo village lies along the Dong Nai river, 40km from Ho Chi Minh city - the largest city in Vietnam. Tan Trieu pomelo is famous for its special flavors which are due to rich alluvium constituted by Dong Nai river. With its green orchards, fresh air tranquil settings, and great location close to big cities and provinces, Tan Trieu pomelo village is an attractive place for tourists and many urban residents.

This report is aimed at understanding current status of rural tourism in Tan Trieu Islet, and then some main advantages and challenges in exploring and developing rural tourism activities in Tan Trieu Islet are analyzed. In-depth interviews were used to gain information from local people toward pomelo gardens becoming a rural tourism attraction. The results show that local people support tourism development which is based on the pomelo gardens which could become important resources for rural tourism development in Tan Trieu Islet, Vietnam.


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Issue: Vol 2 No 1 (2018)
Page No.: 17-27
Published: Mar 13, 2019
Section: Research Article - Social Sciences

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Chau, H., & Hien, D. (2019). Current situation of rural tourism in Tan Trieu Islet, Dong Nai province, Vietnam. VNUHCM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(1), 17-27.

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