The railway connecting the sea with the plateau gives visitors the opportunity to admire the scenery of Phan Rang – Da Lat, experience interesting services at each station.
Phan Rang – Da Lat railway is one of the mountain railways running with cog, but was stopped and dismantled after 1975, bringing many regrets to tourists and local people.
To restore the Phan Rang – Da Lat cog railway, Crystal Bay Tourism Group and domestic and international partners in the railway sector have signed a consulting contract on the restoration project of this legendary railway. . And according to the signed contract, in October of this year, the dossier to restore the Phan Rang – Da Lat railway route will be completed by the consultants to submit to the competent State agency for consideration and approval.
According to experts, the Phan Rang – Da Lat railway line converges all three factors, which are built on risky terrain, extremely difficult technical conditions and impressive scenery. This is the route located in the coordinates connecting the Da Lat – Phan Rang tourism corridor with a stable and constantly growing number of visitors 11-15% a year (according to CBRE) in the absence of an epidemic. In 2019, Da Lat attracted nearly 7 million visitors (more than 14% international visitors) while Ninh Thuan welcomed 2.35 million visitors.
On the cog railway Phan Rang – Da Lat, Crystal Bay and its partners will deploy an Indochina heritage train, taking visitors back in time, immersing, interacting and reliving the cultural period of more than 100 years ago.
Mr. Nguyen Duc Chi – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crystal Bay Tourism Group said that the tourism triangle of Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong and Binh Thuan in 2019 welcomed more than 19 million visitors, with a steady growth rate of 15% per year. , continuously for 10 years. If in 2023, the flow of visitors to Khanh Hoa – Lam Dong – Binh Thuan is equal to 2019 and grows at 15% per year, then by 2030, these three localities will welcome more than 50 million visitors a year. Ninh Thuan has a very rich characteristic tourism resource, which is the heart of this tourism triangle. It is expected that by 2030, this place can attract at least 5 million visitors a year using experiential tourism services on and along the cog railway Phan Rang – Da Lat.
According to statistics, the Khanh Hoa – Lam Dong – Binh Thuan tourism triangle currently has about 110,000 hotel rooms (Khanh Hoa has more than 55,000 rooms, Lam Dong has nearly 35,000 rooms, Binh Thuan has 16,400, Ninh Thuan has 3,500 rooms). capable of welcoming more than 40 million passengers. However, the experience tourism services are still lacking many, have not been able to keep tourists’ feet for a long time. The Phan Rang – Da Lat cog railway connecting the sea with the plateau, along with countless experience services at each station, will enrich tourism products, creating the attractiveness of the South Central and South Central destinations. Highlands.
The cog route Phan Rang – Da Lat is expected to include 17 stations and passenger stations, adding 2 stations and 3 passenger stations compared to the old route. At the same time, upgrade the section from Trai Mat station to Da Lat station, which is currently in operation with a length of about 6.7 km. The project is expected to be completed in 2025.
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