National Tourism Year 2016 to kick off in Kien Giang Province

Friday, 08 January 2016
The National Tourism Year 2016 – Phu Quoc and Mekong River Delta, themed ‘Discovering southern land’, will officially kick off on January 9 in Rach Gia City, the Mekong River Delta province of Kien Giang.


The opening activities include a ceremony announcing the Tourism Year 2016 and a ceremony commemorating the 54th anniversary of the Hero of the People's Armed Forces Phan Thi Rang at the Ba Hon historical relic site in Hon Dat District on January 9.


The Tourism Year will also feature another 63 cultural, arts and tourism events in 18 provinces and cities around the country.

Kien Giang Landscape (Photo: internet)

Kien Giang Province will host numerous events such as a trade fair for the Mekong River Delta region in April in Rach Gia City, the Cultural, Sports and Tourism Festival of Khner ethnic people in the province on November 14, Nghinh Ong (Whale Worshiping) festival on November 14-15 in Kien Hai District, and the closing ceremony of the National Tourism Year 2016.


In addition, a wide variety of activities will also be held during the Year including a photography campaign for the Mekong River Delta region’s photographers, the Viet Nam atistic photo exhibition 2016, the folk song festival of Northern, Central and Southern regions and a culinary festival of the Mekong River Delta.


The National Tourism Year 2016 is a large-scale cultural, economic and social event, promoting the values of natural resources and heritages in Viet Nam, particularly Kien Giang Province.


The event will contribute to attracting more domestic and foreign visitors, as well as promoting the country’s economic development in the coming years.

Van Hai (Source: nhandan)


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