Dong Thap Tourism and Culture Week 2017 will be held at Phuong Nam Cultural Tourism Area in the province from December 10-31, said the provincial People’s Committee.
The event themed “Itinerary connecting Phuong Nam (Southern region) cultural heritage” will include a lot of activities, such as week of cai luong (Viet Nam's southern folk music and stage performance), the 88th death anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's father - Junior Doctor Nguyen Sinh Sac, a green agricultural products trade fair, handicraft village exhibition, Vietnamese high-quality products fair , Mekong Delta – Dong Thap Industrial Trade Fair 2017, food fair and other entertainment activities.
Dong Thap received more than 1.6 million visitors, including over 40,000 international tourists and earned a revenue of VND300 billion from the beginning of this year to date, up 40 percent from last year
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.
Province's 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 and is home to over 100 species of vertebrate animals, 40 species of fish, and nearly 200 types of water-birds.
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 City. It has been listed as one of Viet Nam’s most impressive destinations by the Viet Nam Federation of UNESCO Associations.