Dong Thap Cultural and Tourism Week opens

Thursday, 2019-07-11 11:05:45
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An art performance at the opening ceremony (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – The Dong Thap Cultural and Tourism Week officially kicked off with a ceremony held in the Mekong River Delta province’s Cao Lanh City on July 10.

The five-day programme will feature a wide variety of activities held in various locations in the city, such as Van Mieu Park Square, the Do Cong Tuong temple, and Hai Ba Trung park.

The grand opening ceremony delighted spectators with a floating stage and colourful and unique art performances.

Safe agricultural products as well as tourism products and specialties of Dong Thap province and other neighbouring provinces and cities are being showcased at the event.

Notably, Dong Thap province will coordinate with Quang Nam province to hold the Cao Lanh – Hoi An cultural and tourism programme, consisting of activities to introduce don ca tai tu (traditional musical art form of the south), ho (a ditty sung while working) of Dong Thap, and Bai choi (a popular style of folklore singing in the central and south central regions of Vietnam), the calligraphy on lotus leaves, famous dishes and folk games of the two localities.

In addition, a culinary contest will be held with the participation of Mekong River Delta localities.

The annual event aims to promote Dong Thap’s tourism, while enhancing the links between Dong Thap and other provinces and cities in the Mekong River Delta and nationwide.

The pavilions introducing specialties and tourism products of Dong Thap province attract various visitors. (Photo; NDO)