Wednesday, 27/09/2023 13:12

Cần Thơ hosts ecotourism festival

A miniature of Ông Hào Victory Historical and Cultural Relic in Phong Điền District made from various kinds of fruits is on display at the Phong Điền – Cần Thơ Ecotourism Festival. — VNA/VNS Photo by Ánh Tuyết

CẦN THƠ — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ is holding an ecotourism festival to promote its tourism potential and products.

The annual Phong Điền – Cần Thơ Ecotourism Festival aims to introduce the people, culture, potential in ecotourism, tourism products, and destinations of the district and the city to local and international visitors.

Phong Điền is known as the city’s “green lung”, and has many attractions such as a floating market, fruit orchards, craft villages, and cultural and historical sites.

The event includes 150 stalls presenting tourism and OCOP (one commune one product) products from 12 provinces and cities, along with firms seeking opportunities for tourism cooperation.

During the festival, visitors have chances to enjoy cultural activities such as a showcase of bà ba (a traditional blouse of southern women), fruit arrangements, and performances of tài tử music.

It also includes a showcase of local fruits and food, special products from local craft villages, and folk games.

Đào Thị Thanh Thuý, deputy director of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, hoped the event would spread a message of green tourism development, and raise the community’s awareness of the purpose and importance of sustainable tourism development for the environment and the society.

According to the department, Cần Thơ welcomed more than five million visitors this year, reaching 96 per cent of the year’s target, while total tourism revenue was VNĐ4.3 trillion (US$157.8 million).

The festival is open at the Phong Điền District square until September 29. — VNS

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