Ba Ria – Vung Tau Sea Festival 2006 with the theme “Impression and Friendliness” is going to be held from April 11 to 15, 2006. It is the first time Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province hosts a large scale festival to present its history, cultural activities and folk tradition to domestic and foreign tourists.
They consist of :
_ The cannon firing festival (at 7AM, April 11).
_ The exhibition of Ba Ria – Vung Tau’s socioeconomic achievement (on April 11)
_ The seafood cuisine fair (at 9AM, April 11)
_ The seminar about development of MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Exhibition) Tourism in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province
_ The opening ceremony (at 20PM, April 11)
_ The sport competitions (in April)
_ The miss Sea 2006 (at the evening of April 12)
_ The Music and fashion shows with the theme “Sparkling Sea” (at 20PM, April 13)
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And there are lots of other interesting activities in addition to the outdoor sculptural statue garden with 41 works, which was inaugurated at Front Beach on April 5.
The sand sculpture contest with the theme “The World of Sand” is also taking place at Bien Dong tourist area on April 6.
The Sea Festival is not only organized in Vung Tau City, but also in Ba Ria Town and other districts of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.
It is considered a golden chance to promote the province's potentials and strong points in economic and investment cooperation, especially in tourism, developing the province’s sea economy to attract domestic and foreign investors.
Several new tours are being created to attract tourists, such as traveling in Long Son forest, conquering Dinh Mountain, touring Vung Tau by helicopter… The province expects to receive about 200,000 tourists during the festival.