Nha Trang all set for sea extravaganza

Published: 18/05/2011 05:00



fifth biennial Nha Trang Sea Festival, themed Nha Trang – Coastal Destination
this year, will be held next month.

Life’s a beach: Nha Trang Beach in
the coastal province of Khanh Hoa will host some 60 cultural, arts and tourism
events next month during the fifth biennial Nha Trang Sea Festival. (Photo: VNS)

It will feature some 60 cultural,
arts, sporting and tourism events, Khanh Hoa Province People’s Committee deputy
chairman and head of the organising board, Le Xuan Than told the media in HCM
City on Monday.

“The festival aims to attract
domestic and foreign tourists to the province and the country,” Than said.

Thai Nguyen Province will also
participate into this event this year, he said.

From June 2 to 10 there will be a
fishing and sea tours at night, an S1 water-motorbike performance, a sepak
takraw competition on the beach, and a Nha Trang sea bath day.

There will be environmental
protection activities, including a city-wide rubbish clean-up on the
International Environment Day (June 5), and a conference on marine preservation.

Exhibitions will be held to
showcase Cham culture, Lu Cam porcelain, calligraphy, photographs of the city,
and high-quality Vietnamese goods, as will a festival of folk cuisine and the
region’s special dishes, a music concert and comedy shows.

The organisers will highlight the
region’s speciality – swallow’s nest – with conferences on the industry’s
history and traditional culture, developing swallow communities and the uses of
swallow’s nests, and two swallow’s nest festivals in the city and on Hon Noi

A charity show, Dance on the Beach,
will be held on June 10.

The main festival will open with a fireworks display. The opening day will
feature a volleyball competition, a film week, a street photo exhibition on the
Beauty of Aloe Wood Region, another on the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago, a
Champa pottery and brocade display, a cooking contest, a cooking court, and a
street-arts show.

The highlights of the festival will
be parades of bicycles, pedicabs, Vespa scooters and vintage motorbikes, an
exhibition of sand art, human chess, a Fish Worshipping ceremony, stunt kite
flying, dancing by the best couples from the Khanh Hoa Gymnasium, poetry
recitation, and music shows themed the sea and islands.

Morbihan Province of France will
participate in the festival, bringing its own musicians and photography

Vietravel’s diving centre, Vinadive,
will organise underwater weddings for 10 couples on June 15 at Hon Mun Sea
Reserve Area.

Of the cost of organising the
festival, 80 per cent has been contributed by organisations and businesses in
Khanh Hoa and elsewhere.

Nam News

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