One of the organizers of the Tea Festival in Da Lat later this month claims the event will set eight records for inclusion in Viet Nam’s own Guinness Book.
Mr. Nguyen Vu Hoang says the purpose of the record setters is to lure more people to the four-day event starting December 21.
Among the obvious candidates are the three giant tea sets made to order by the Bau Truc pottery village. Each set comprises a teapot measuring 1.5 meters from top to bottom and 800 millimeters across, a 500 by 400-millimeter cup, and a 700mm-wide plate.
Another two for the record books are the tea break for 2,000 people at the same time and having 3,000 people partying on the candle-lit shore of Xuan Huong Lake.
The rest are a masquerade with 200 Santas in attendance, 150 hip-hop dancers on stage together, a “winter dancing night” with more than 1,000 people, the biggest sponge cake in Viet Nam, and the country’s oldest tea-processing machine and factory.