Vong Canh Hill

It is not so beautiful and well-known as Mount Ngu. However, as it is called, Vong Canh Hill is a place where tourists can enjoy the lovely panorama of Hue especially the Kings Nguyen’s tombs.

A Dutch-backed plan to build a hotel on Vong Canh hill in Thua Thien-Hue province has come up against strong public protests and the Government has ordered local authorities to reveal further details about the project.

The Life Resort project was licensed late last year under a joint-venture between the Huong Giang Tourist Company and Dutch company Vietnam Hotel Projekt, which has to date built two resorts under the same name in Hoi An and Quy Nhon.

The joint-venture planned to invest US$5 million to build a five-storey hotel in Vong Canh hill, 15 kilometres from Hue imperial city, an UNESCO-accredited World Heritage Site. The developers broke ground to begin constructing the hotel last month.

The Thua Thien-Hue People's Committee is eager to have another foreign-invested project in the province, where the level of foreign investment is low due to poor infrastructure. The project's developers said Vong Canh hill would be an ideal place for visitors to relax in tranquil surroundings after touring other local tourist attractions.