The Ha Long Tourism Week will take place from April 24 th to May 2 nd in Ha Long City with varied special and interesting cultural, sports and tourism activities, according to the Provincial People’s Committee at recent press conference to announce the Ha Long Tourism Week.
This annual event is to mark the Liberation Day of the coal-mining Province of Quang Ninh (April 25 th ), the South Vietnam’s Liberation Day and National Unity (April 30 th ) and the World Labour Day (May 1 st ), and at the same time popularise cultural values as well as landscapes in Quang Ninh Province to Vietnamese and international visitors.
The Ha Long Tourism Week 2012 will be the harmonious combination between traditional and modern cultural features, such as, spiritual cultural tourism, sea and islands tourism, “Black Gold” region tourism, to name a few. Besides, there will be 13 main activities during the Week: the opening ceremony of the Best Master of Ceremonies about Ha Long, Festival for Dance groups and pairs, exhibitions on antiques and souvenirs and so on.
The Culture Week´s highlight is the Carnival Ha Long 2012, themed “Quang Ninh – Convergence and Diffusion”, to take place at Ha Long Street with the participation of more than 3,800 models, Misses, and professional artists and over 3,200 amateur artists, ethnic people and workers in the locality.
As scheduled, New7Wonder Organisation on May 1 st will present official icon of a New Natural Wonder for Ha Long, which has just been officially recognised as one of the seven new wonders of nature.
The opening ceremony of the Ha Long Tourism Week 2012 will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television Channel 1 and 4 and Quang Ninh Television on May 1 st . Also on the occasion, visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful 15-minute firework display.
Translated by Tran Hoai