Dong Thap Tourism Festival 2017 to be held in Sa Dec city

Dong Thap Tourism Festival 2017 will be held in Sa Dec city on January 7-14, said the provincial People’s Committee.

Gao Giong ecological tourist area in Dong Thap Province (Photo: KK)

The festival is expected to attract visitors with a 700-hectare flower field featuring more than 2,000 various plant species, Sa Nhien-Ca Dao Flower Street, an ornamental plant and pet festival, photo exhibition, the giant 12m-high fall of fresh flowers and a beauty contest.

Tourists will have a chance to visit province’s traditional flour making villages and enjoy variety of traditional cakes of southern Vietnam.

The festival will include a promoting trade and investment fair, seminars on Dong Thap tourism and potentials.

The event is an opportunity to promote investment and images of the land and people of Dong Thap to visitors at home and abroad, as well as enhancing the development of the provincial tourism industry.

Provincial expanded and upgraded destinations have recently attracted many travelers, such as the revered Nguyen Sinh Sac grave site, Xeo Quyt relic, Gao Giong ecological tourist area, Tram Chim National Park, Go Thap Archaeological Area, Sa Dec flower village, Huynh Thuy Le's ancient house.

An eco-friendly tour has been launched at Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong District. Visitors will enjoy a 12km-long route on electric car and a solar-powered boat in 35 minutes.

Tram Chim National Park was recognized as World Ramsar Site in 2012. It is spread over an area of 7,313 hectares and has abundant flora and fauna species with over 130 species of vascular plants.

Tram Chim is home to over 100 species of vertebrate animals, 40 species of fish, and nearly 200 types of water-birds, of which 15 are on the endangered list.Many bird species in the park have been listed as endangered and rare like the Big Cormorants, Painted Storks, Lesser Adjutants and the Sarus Cranes.

Meanwhile Huynh Thuy Le's ancient house which was built in 1895 is home of the main character in French writer Marguerite Duras’s novel “The Lover” in Sa Dec town. It has been listed as one of Vietnam’s most impressive destinations by the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations.

By Ngoc Dan – Translated by Kim Khanh

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