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Quang Ninh to host cherry-yellow apricot blossom festival in March

Updated at Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017, 14:27
The Hanoitimes - The cherry – Yen Tu yellow apricot blossom festival which is scheduled to take place in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh from March 11-15, will display nearly 60 yellow apricot trees at Yen Tu Pagoda, 50 Japanese cherry trees and 5,000 cherry blossom branches.
 
At the cherry – Yen Tu yellow apricot blossom festival 2016
At the cherry – Yen Tu yellow apricot blossom festival 2016
The cherry – Yen Tu yellow apricot blossom festival will be held at the October 30 Square in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh from March 11-15, according to the organising board.
It will be the sixth time Quang Ninh has held a cherry blossom festival and the second time the Yen Tu yellow apricot blossoms are also displayed at the event. 
The cherry – Yen Tu yellow apricot blossom festival 2017 will take place in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh from March 11-15.
The cherry – Yen Tu yellow apricot blossom festival 2017 will take place in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh from March 11-15.
The cherry – Yen Tu yellow apricot blossom festival aims to strengthen diplomatic and friendly ties between Quang Ninh and Japanese businesses and people, popularise the image of Japanese cherry and Yen Tu yellow apricot blossoms.
The event is to introduce Quang Ninh’s tourism and trade strength to visitors at home and abroad, thereby enhancing tourism investment by Vietnamese and Japanese firms. 
According to the People's Committee of Ha Long city, the organising board has ordered 50 Japanese cherry trees and 5,000 cherry blossom branches. The trees and flowers are expected to arrive in Ha Long on February 28 and March 3. Nearly 60 yellow apricot trees at Yen Tu Pagoda in the province will also be selected for the display.
This year's festival will take place numerous activities, such as a Vietnam-Japan cultural and art exchange, a show of Japanese traditional culture and an exhibition featuring the world natural heritage Ha Long Bay, introducing tourism products made by local firms, outstanding tour operators and lodging facilities. 
The event will also showcase signature products under the “One Commune, One Product” programme, specialties, souvenirs, and household appliances of local and Japanese companies at more than 170 stalls. 
A conference promoting tourism investment between Vietnam and Japan is also scheduled to be held at the festival, focusing on how to attract more Japanese visitors to the province. 
Translated by Thu Minh
Source: chinhphu.vn
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