Vietnam New tourism season begins across Vietnam
During the celebrations to mark the southern liberation on April 30 and May Day, the new tourism season has kicked off in many cities and provinces throughout the country.
From April 28 to May 3, the Festival on Cloud – Sapa 2006 took place in a jubilant atmosphere, focusing on promoting cultural identity of ethnic minority groups in Sapa.
The opening ceremony was organised at a stadium in Sapa district with an announcement on activities of “Lao Cai Tourism Year 2007.” A tourism fair and fashion show, featuring 120 pavilions displaying and selling traditional products of local ethnic groups from Yen Bai and Phu Tho provinces.
During the festival, a love market night was held at Van Hoa Park with the participation of 60 amateur artists from Ta Phin and Sa Pa communes.
During this time, Haiphong Tourism Festival has taken place since April 28 at Do Son town with various activities such as buffalo fighting, Haiphong Beauty Contest, a beach volleyball competition, a boat race, a tennis competition and a lantern festival.
One of the most important parts of the festival is to inaugurate a monument to Ho Chi Minh Sea Route and open the Hon Dau International Resort.
Quang Ninh province also started the summer 2006 tourism season from April 29 at four places, including Ha Long city, Uong Bi town, Mong Cai town and Van Dan district.
The Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony on April 29 to open Ha Long Tourism Festival 2006 on the Tuan Chau Island’s International Resort.
After the opening ceremony, a typical song and dance performance and a fashion show were organised with the participation of star singers who won the Morning Star Competition’s awards.
The festival has taken place for three days with a great deal of cultural and sports activities, including an international volleyball tournament, a dragon dance, a unicorn dance, young musical bands’ performances and a musical competition on Ha Long.
Sam Son town’s authority began the new tourism season on May 1 at Sam Son beach in Thanh Hoa province. Earlier, the cultural sea tourism week took place in the town.
On April 29 and May 1, Cua Lo town in the central province of Nghe An also kicked off the new tourism season.