The biennial Sea Festival in Nha Trang, in the central coastal province
of Khanh Hoa, will begin on June 8 and run for four consecutive days,
it was announced at a press conference in Hanoi on March 30.
festival’s activities will officially kick off at the April 2 Square by
Tran Phu Road in the beach resort city, with a fireworks display
held later in the night. Earlier on the day, festive goers can amuse
themselves with performances of Spanish flamenco and traditional
Japanese dance Bon Odori.
With more than 60
activities focusing on culture, arts, sports, tourism, fairs and
workshops, the festival’s organisers said they hope to introduce to
people at home and abroad the natural beauty and culture of Nha Trang –
Khanh Hoa as well as the friendliness and hospitality of the local
Khanh Hoa People’s Committee Deputy Chairman
and Head of the festival organising board, Le Xuan Than said with a
variety of diversified activities the province aims to draw an
increasing number of visitors to Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa and to keep them
to stay longer.
Over the past two years, the province has seen a significant increase in international visitors, particularly Russians.
According to Than, the first direct flight from Cam Ranh International
Airport– the main airport serving Nha Trang area — to Russia’s Moscow
will take off on April 5 and once every week and then twice a week as
of September this year.
The coastal city of Nha
Trang is located in the central province of Khanh Hoa province,
440km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City and around 1,300km from Hanoi .
Known for its miles of beachfront and the
friendliness of its people, the city is flanked by nearly 10km of
white-sand coastline, where the clear waters are warm throughout the
With a population of nearly 400,000, Nha Trang
retains a friendly small-town atmosphere. Today, Nha Trang’s beaches
rank among the top beaches in the country.
According to organisers, up to 20 activities will take place ahead of the festival to amuse visitors.
A range of sports activities including bicycle racing, handball,
volleyball and sailing competitions, and a national golf tour along with
other arts and culture activities and seminars will be during the
Tours to discover Nha Trang’s
islands and night fishing expeditions will be held during the festival
among events such as beer, wine and food festivals, a cooking
competition, kite flying and bicycle and vintage motorbike parades.
the sidelines of the festival, the first ever International Sea Travel
Expo 2013 will be organised from June 7-10, with the aim to promote and
build the trademark of Vietnamese sea and island travel.-VNA