Tourism Festival 2020 to open in Can Tho

A three-day Can Tho Tourism Festival 2020 will open in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta City of Can Tho on November 27. 

Tourism Festival 2020 to open in Can Tho
The Can Tho Tourism Festival 2020 will open in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta City of Can Tho on November 27. Traditional music, dances and songs in praise of the culture and lifestyle of Can Tho will be featured at the three-day event. —  Photo courtesy of the organiser

The event will include 12 cultural and arts programmes featuring hundreds of performers from leading art troupes of Can Tho and other provinces in the region. 

Street shows of traditional martial arts and dances will be included.

The festival will also include folk games, artistic performances, and cooking and sports competitions.

Tài tử (a traditional music genre of the South) performances will be staged at the Cai Rang floating market, one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations. Highlighted performances will feature Vietnam’s historical events and national heroes.

Food courts will introduce traditional dishes and fruits from local farms.

The event will feature paper lanterns placed on the river to wish for happiness and good harvests.

Local tourist agencies have been encouraged to offer new eco-tours at reasonable prices for local and foreign visitors. 

Last year, Can Tho attracted 5.3 million visitors, earning more than VND1.8 trillion (US$79 million). It has 37 homestay and eco-tourism sites.

This year, the city plans to develop eco-tourism services and promote cultural and tourism activities at the Cai Rang floating market and Ninh Kieu Wharf.

 

The organisers, the city’s People’s Committee in co-operation with the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will host a light festival called Đêm Tây Đô Huyền Ảo (Magical Night in Can Tho) in Ninh Kieu District’s Cai Khe Commune on November 28 and 29.  

Tourism Festival 2020 to open in Can Tho
A light festival called Đêm Tây Đô Huyền Ảo (Magical Night in Can Tho) will be illuminated with many LED lights and coloured lanterns in Ninh Kieu District’s Cai Khe Commune. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

The streets will be illuminated with many LED lights and coloured lanterns. 

Lighting performances will feature the beauty of Can Tho. The development and activities of Can Tho and its people in the past centuries will also be included. 

More than 200 lanterns in shapes of lotuses will be placed on Can Tho River. 

"The Can Tho Tourism Festival 2020 and the light festival Đêm Tây Đô Huyền Ảo in particular will be a rendezvous for residents and visitors to visit, take photos and go shopping," said Nguyen Ngoc Anh, deputy chairman of Can Tho’s People’s Committee. 

“The event was scheduled to open in August and the city decided to postpone it due to COVID-19 pandemic. We hope our festival will promote Can Tho’s tourist activities and introduce the city’s culture and lifestyle to people nationwide,” he said. 

Local tourist agencies will offer new eco-tours at reasonable prices at the Cai Rang floating market and Ninh Kieu Wharf for visitors. More than 10,000 people are expected to visit Can Tho during the festival.  VNS

River-borne tourism a typical product in Can Tho city

River-borne tourism a typical product in Can Tho city

Stretching for 55 km along the Hau River, Can Tho city boasts favourable conditions to develop river-borne tourism, a typical product of the locality.  

Cai Rang floating market in Mekong Delta hosts cultural festival

Cai Rang floating market in Mekong Delta hosts cultural festival

The Cai Rang floating market in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will host a Culture and Tourism Festival from July 6-8.

 
 

Other News

.
Museum teaches students Vietnam’s glorious and heroic history
Museum teaches students Vietnam’s glorious and heroic history
TRAVELicon  28/12/2020 

The Vietnam Military History Museum Hanoi, also known as the Army Museum, is home to an extensive collection of weaponry that was used throughout Vietnam’s war-filled history.

Community-based tourism potentials in Hoa Binh Lake
Community-based tourism potentials in Hoa Binh Lake
TRAVELicon  28/12/2020 

Dubbed as “Ha Long Bay on land” with peaceful villages along the banks, Hoa Binh Lake is becoming an attractive tourism destination for visitors.

Bounty of the flood season
Bounty of the flood season
TRAVELicon  28/12/2020 

Hau Giang is one of the provinces at the end of Hau River, a branch of the Mekong River in the south of Vietnam. Hence flood season here comes later than areas along other sections of the river delta.

Broken rice is the flavour of the south
Broken rice is the flavour of the south
TRAVELicon  25/12/2020 

Any trip to HCM City wouldn't be complete without trying some cơm tấm (broken rice).

Lai Chau holds Open Putaleng Paragliding Tournament 2020
Lai Chau holds Open Putaleng Paragliding Tournament 2020
TRAVELicon  25/12/2020 

The Open Putaleng Paragliding Tournament is currently under way between December 24 to 27 along with the hot air balloon activities in Lai Chau Province's Tam Duong District to boost local tourism.

Exploring prolific vermicelli production in Hanoi’s ancient village
Exploring prolific vermicelli production in Hanoi’s ancient village
TRAVELicon  25/12/2020 

Cu Da vermicelli village in Hanoi is famous for both ancient French-style houses and a long tradition of making vermicelli.

Hanoi’s landmarks stand the tests of time - The extraordinary heritages
Hanoi’s landmarks stand the tests of time - The extraordinary heritages
FEATUREicon  27/12/2020 

Through many ups and downs of history, Hanoi’s downtown today still remains the ancient parts in the modern city with unique identities.

Hanoi’s landmarks stand the tests of time - The holly relics
Hanoi’s landmarks stand the tests of time - The holly relics
FEATUREicon  26/12/2020 

Founded over thousand years ago, Hanoi capital grew from swamplands into the charismatic city as it is today with hundreds of historical architecture works.

Churches in Hanoi shine with colourful decorations ahead of Christmas
Churches in Hanoi shine with colourful decorations ahead of Christmas
TRAVELicon  24/12/2020 

Churches throughout the capital have been transformed with an array of colourful decorations in the buildup to Christmas. Let’s take a tour around Hanoi to discover the changes occurring with Christmas Eve fast approaching.

Airport and tourism sector join forces to recover from COVID-19
Airport and tourism sector join forces to recover from COVID-19
TRAVELicon  24/12/2020 

Da Nang's tourism department, iDa Nang International terminal investment and operation JSC (AHT) and Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), has agreed to build Da Nang as a ‘safe’, attraction and hospitality destination in 2021-25.

Best places to dive in Vietnam
Best places to dive in Vietnam
TRAVELicon  27/12/2020 

There are plenty of spectacular spots to explore underwater in Vietnam.

Vietnamese food: Grilled pig's leg with noodles
Vietnamese food: Grilled pig's leg with noodles
TRAVELicon  27/12/2020 

Shrimp paste maybe smelly to many, but when it is mixed with galangal and pig’s legs, it can create a rich flavoured dish. 

Domestic tours expected to surge for Tet holiday
Domestic tours expected to surge for Tet holiday
TRAVELicon  23/12/2020 

With the third outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic under control, the demand for domestic tours during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday is expected to rise in the next few weeks, according to travel agencies.

Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero
Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero
TRAVELicon  23/12/2020 

Frost appeared to cover the peak of Fansipan Mountain in Sa Pa tourist resort of northern Lao Cai Province on Dec 21 morning following the outdoor temperature dropping to below zero degrees Celsius.

Young H’mong man opens homestay on Ha Giang plateau
Young H’mong man opens homestay on Ha Giang plateau
FEATUREicon  26/12/2020 

With just VND500,000, Sung Mi Phin went from Ha Giang to Sa Pa in Lao Cai to study English and learn how to make money from tourism.

Top locations for Xmas, New Year’s Eve celebrations
Top locations for Xmas, New Year’s Eve celebrations
TRAVELicon  23/12/2020 

Many places throughout the country are set to hold coming Christmas and New Year festivals with significant discounts on offer to lure additional domestic tourists.

Ho Tay Flower Valley: An ideal venue to take photos in Hanoi
Ho Tay Flower Valley: An ideal venue to take photos in Hanoi
TRAVELicon  26/12/2020 

Located in Nhat Chieu Street, near Dam Tri lotus pond in the West Lake area, Ho Tay Flower Valley has recently become a tourist attraction for many Hanoians.

Visitors flock to Sapa to enjoy snowy Christmas
Visitors flock to Sapa to enjoy snowy Christmas
TRAVELicon  22/12/2020 

A winter tourism festival is underway in Sapa town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai. Tourists to the town during this time can experience a Christmas atmosphere with a Japanese-style snow village and well-decorated pine trees.

Hanoi street foods can be cooked in the US
Hanoi street foods can be cooked in the US
TRAVELicon  25/12/2020 

For many foreigners, Hanoi street food has dished up nostalgia.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - where precious artifacts about Vietnam’s first President are kept
Ho Chi Minh Museum - where precious artifacts about Vietnam’s first President are kept
TRAVELicon  23/12/2020 

Located at Ngoc Ha Street in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh District, Ho Chi Minh Museum is one of the largest museums in Vietnam, storing artifacts and materials from the life of President Ho Chi Minh.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN