Updated at Monday, 20 Mar 2017, 13:00
The Hanoitimes - An array of cultural and tourism activities to advertise culture and tourism potentials of Quang Binh central province to Hanoians and foreign visitors, will take place among the Hanoi walking streets from March 25-27, according to the organising board.
A cultural and tourism promotion programme “Quang Binh in the land of Hanoi” were announced at a press conference in Hanoi on March 16 which was jointly held by the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the People's Committee of Quang Binh province.
The “Quang Binh in the land of Hanoi” programme will be launched in Hanoi’s downtown on March 25, as part of effort to advertise the central province’s culture and tourism potentials to Hanoians and foreign visitors.
The programme aims to draw domestic and foreign visitors to Quang Binh in order to develop its tourism into a spearhead economy, provide a platform for travel operators of Hanoi and Quang Binh to form networking and attract more Hanoi investment into Quang Binh tourism.
Speaking at the press conference, Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Hoai introduced the potential, strength and new products of Quang Binh tourism sector, investment attraction and tourism demand stimulation policies.
Chairman Hoai also briefed on Quang Binh's investment attraction policies, tourism promotion programmes in 2017 and plans to open flight services connecting Quang Binh with Thailand’s city of Chiang Mai, and Dong Hoi city with Cat Bi in the northern port city of Hai Phong.
According to the organising board, a music show “Quang Binh in songs” will be held at the Hanoi Opera House from 8-10:30pm on March 26-27.
From March 25-27, a series of events are schedule to take place, including a tourism promotion and connectivity seminar, a photo exhibition “Quang Binh – most attractive destination in Asia”, a cultural space of Le Thuy folk song heave-ho, a marketing programme “Quang Binh – Kingdom of world caves” combined with music activities, among others.
A highlight of the programme will be a space to attract visitors to Son Doong – the world’s largest cave, affording them a chance to experience Son Doong in the midst of Hanoi. Beside, a 3D model of Son Doong cave will be installed near Hoan Kiem Lake which is expected to create an interesting attraction for visitors.
At the Son Doong cave.
The organising board will also organise a contest on exploring Quang Binh for travel lovers with many valuable prizes including a trek to Son Doong Cave, the world largest cave, in 2018.
The central province of Quang Binh boasts the most special tourism resources in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, notably Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park twice recognised by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage thanks to its geological, geo-morphological, biodiversity and aesthetic values. It is also the first heritage in the region to meet three out of the four criteria for the status.
The locality is also endowed with the longest coastline with a number of pristine, crystal-clear and sandy beaches, and a variety of specialties.