HANOI, 15 March 2019: Nha Trang Beach Festival-Khanh Hoa 2019 with nearly 50 art, sports, trade and symposium activities will convene 10 to 13 May, according to the People’s Committee of the south-central province of Khanh Hoa.
The activities that aim to promote the cultural values of Khanh Hoa and coastal localities, include a “cau ngu” (whale worship) festival, Khanh Hoa birds’ net festival, traditional “bai choi” singing events, and sport competitions.
The festival is being heavily promoted by Vietnam National Tourism Authority on its website as a top calendar event of the year.
Besides, a painting exhibition featuring local beaches other activities include street dancing and concerts in the evenings at seaside locations.
Swimming and beach football tournaments will be organised, together with a Muay championship and a beach physique contest.
On the sidelines of the Nha Trang Beach Festival-Khanh Hoa 2019, the organising board will hold a fair for handicrafts and commodities and a national conference on tourism personnel training.
The opening ceremony of the festival will be televised nationally on 10 May.
First hosted in 2003, the Nha Trang Beach Festival-Khanh Hoa is organised every two years.
Khanh Hoa is a popular tourist destination in Vietnam noted for its cultural value and beautiful beaches such as the crescent-shaped Nha Trang Beach, Van Phong Bay, Hon Gom peninsula and the islands of Hon Lon and Diep Son.
Through the hosting of the National Tourism Year 2019 themed “Nha Trang – Colour of Sea”, Khanh Hoa aims to promote the beauty of seas and islands and tourism products in the province.
According to the province’s department of tourism, Khanh Hoa welcomed 6.3 million tourists in 2018, including 2.7 million foreigners, and grossed more than VND20.5 trillion (USD885.2 million) in revenue.
This year, the target stands at 6.8 million representing a rise of 7%, including 3.3 million international tourists. Estimated earnings should reach VND 22.5 trillion (USD971.7 million)
(Source: Vietnam News Agency)