(VOV) - Various cultural and sports events are taking place in the northern province of Quang Ninh to mark the opening of the 2011 Ha Long Tourism Week.
The main activities included Ha Long Carnival, a light art performance on Ha Long Bay, a music and poetry night on Ha Long, a photograph exhibition, a cuisine festival, a beach volleyball tournament, and a tennis competition.
With the slogan “Ha Long Quang Ninh – a tropical paradise”, the 2011 Ha Long Tourism Week aimed to promote the image of Quang Ninh tourism and support of the vote for Ha Long Bay to be selected as one of the world’s seven natural wonders.
The event is expected to attract about 500,000 tourists, accounting for more than 8 percent of the total number of visitors to Ha Long for a year.
According to the organising board, hotels and guest houses in Ha Long have been fully booked.