Halong Tourism Festival 2011 to open

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Halong Tourism Festival 2011
Halong Tourism Festival 2011

HaLong Tourism Festival has been organized since 1998 and already become one of special tourist products in Quang Ninh in particular and Vietnam in general. It comprises a series of cultural, sport and tourist acitivities which lures the large participation of local people, domestic and international visitors.

Halong has always been one of the most attractive destinations under the eyes of both international and domestic tourists. Together with many festivals hold through out the country, Halong Tourism Festival 2011 is an event getting special attention of the public.

Halong Tourism Festival 2011 will be held from April 28 to May 2. The opening ceremony will officially open in Bai Chay area on May 1 with its full pomp.

The main highlights will include art performance and Carnival 2011 themed “Halong wonder sparkling in colour” to mark its 5th annual celebration.

Halong Tourism Festival 2011
Halong Tourism Festival 2011

Mong Cai, Dong Trieu, Uong Bi, Van Don and other localities are busy preparing to introduce their special products and cultural values at the festival.

2011 is a decisive year of the voting campaign for Halong Bay to become one of the world’s natural wonders, launched by New Open World (NOW).

Over the past month, Quang Ninh has welcomed 270,000 tourists, including 167,000 foreigners and earned VND260 billion in revenue, an increase of 20% from a year earlier.

(Source: VOV)