At a press conference on May 10, the provincial People’s Committee announced, the 2017 Nha Trang Sea Festival have fifty arts, cultural and sporting activities. Prominent among them include a street festival, lion and dragon dances, a fishing competition, and a cooking contest. Chefs from Nha Trang Tourism College will attempt to make the largest ever seafood hotpot in Vietnam as recognised by the Vietnam Guinness Organisation.
Nha Trang Sea Festival takes place every two years for a week in around June in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province.
The biennial festival will also feature a beach volleyball tournament, a beach soccer tournament, and various folk games such as walking on stilts, human chess and skipping. As part of the festival, Khanh Hoa Salangane’s Nest Company will host an international symposium on the sustainable development of Vietnamese salangane’s nest sector.
The festival will see performances of art troupes from Dak Lak, Thua Thien – Hue, and Bac Lieu provinces as well as five foreign troupes from Spain, France, the Republic of Korea, Australia and Russia.
Speaking at the press conference, Phan Thi Thanh Truc, Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa provincial Tourism Department said that local authorities have directed functional agencies to take measures to stablise prices as well as ensure food safety and healthcare for visitors to the locality on the occasion.
The festival is expected to welcome around 150,000 visitors. To date, 90% of rooms available for the festival at hotels rated from three stars to five stars in the city have already been booked.
Nha Trang Sea Festival takes place every two years for a week in around June in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province. This is a colorful and dynamic sea festival which honors natural beauty of Nha Trang - the charming city overlooking the sea. The first Nha Trang Sea Festival was held in 2003 when Nha Trang Beach was proclaimed as a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club.
Coming to Nha Trang at the time of festival, visitors will be in a bustling and exciting ambiance of various cultural and recreational events. First of all is an abundant opening ceremony by Vietnamese and international art groups. Besides, many interesting activities also take place during the festival like seafood and international gastronomy competition, wine festival, beach volleyball, underwater group wedding, etc.
The festival is also a great chance for tourists to know more about Vietnam through special events such as Truong Sa Picture Exhibition, Khmer Cultural Exhibition, art kite flying festival, event of throwing lanterns on Cai River, human chess, and particularly traditional Fish Worshipping Festival. Nha Trang Sea Festival will definitely give you an unforgettable impression about Vietnam’s charming beauty as well as time-honored traditional values.