People’s Committee of Quang Ninh Province coordinated with related agencies to hold a press conference to announce the program of Halong – Quang Ninh Tourism Week 2011 on April 1, 2011.
Accordingly, the Halong – Quang Ninh Tourism Week 2011 will take place from April 28 to May 2, 2011 at the Bai Chay and Tuan Chau tourist areas and in the centre of Halong City with attractive culture, sport and tourism events.
The main activities will include the seminar on voting campaign for Halong Bay to become one of the seven natural wonders of the world, contest of the best MC on Halong Bay, music and poetry night on Halong, gastronomy festival, international beach volleyball final round, Open Quang Ninh tennis tournament, classical music concert in the Dau Go Grotto and Quang Ninh international trade fair.
Especially, the high-tech and unique light art performance which is held for the first time in the Halong – Quang Ninh Tourism Week with the theme “Miraculous Halong by night” and last about 90 minutes will bring surprises to visitors.
The Halong Carnival which will be held at 8:00pm on May 1 at the Bai Chay Tourist Area will be the highlight of the tourism week, including three parts: opening ceremony, art performances on stage, carnival parade and masquerade festival. Notably, this year the Halong Carnival is expected to show more cultural features of each locality in the province such as the tutelary god procession of Tra Co Communal House in Mong Cai City and Tien Cong (the founding fathers) procession of Yen Hung District…
Besides, there will be culture, sport and tourism activities to respond the Halong – Quang Ninh Tourism Week 2011 in tourist centers as the cities of Mong Cai, Uong Bi. The organising board has also invited art troupes from Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan (China) to perform at the festival.
The Halong – Quang Ninh Tourism Week 2011 is not only an important event to promote the image, cultural values and landscapes of Quang Ninh Province, but also contributes to enhance competitive capacity of tourism in the province. This is also a good chance to strengthen the promotion for Halong Bay, and create the support from a large number of international visitors to vote for Ha Long Bay to get the New7Wonders of Nature title.