2008 Ha Long Tourism Week Opened

At 4.30pm on April 26, the 2008 Ha Long Tourism Week with the theme of “Ha Long Bay – A Natural Wonder of the World and its Hidden Values” has been opened on the shore of Ha Long Bay. The location has been recognized twice as a “Natural World Heritage” site by UNESCO and is being promoted as “A Natural Wonder Of The World”.

A carnival procession on the street of Ha Long
The festival was kicked off by a show of radio controlled flights above the Cua Luc Bay and Bai Chay Bridge. On the bay were a procession of colorful tourist boats and barges decorated with flowers and flags. There was also a carnival festival on the beach and the streets were a part of the festivities.

According to the organizing board, there are nearly 3.000 young artists who have come from Quang Ninh, Ha Noi, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Hue, Can Tho and HCMC to participate in this festival.

The festival will feature many activities such as the International Women’s Beach Volleyball Competition on Tuan Chau Island, the 2008 Ha Long International Tourism and Commercial Fair, the Art Show at the International Royal Park, a firework show at Cua Luc Bay and the Ha Long Beauty Contest, said Ms. Nhu Thi Hong Lien, the Chairwoman of the organizing board of the festival.

By V.PH.Hậu – Translated by Anh Thu

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