About 100,000 visitors to join in 2023 Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Sea Festival

Wednesday, 26/04/2023 18:45
The south central province of Khanh Hoa will organize the 2023 Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Sea Festival from June 3-6 with more than 60 events.

A beach along Tran Phu street in Nha Trang city. (Photo: VNA)

The information was announced at a press conference in Hanoi on April 26, said the Vietnam News Agency.

The opening night on June 3 will feature a light show featuring drones that reenact stories about the history, culture and people of Khanh Hoa.

Programmes and activities held in the framework of the festival, including street festivals, a Vespa parade, art performances, sports competitions, tourism promotion events as well as scientific and educational seminars.

The province is expected to attract 100,000 visitors during the festival.

Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Sea Festival is held every two years and has become a trademark of the beach resort city since 2003. In 2021, the festival was suspended due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2022, the province welcomed 2.57 million tourists, raking in nearly 14 trillion VND (590.5 million USD) in tourism revenue. 

This year, it targets 4 million tourists, including 1.5 million foreign visitors, and earning approximately 21 trillion VND, according to the province's Department of Tourism.

A corner of Nha Trang city (Photo: vneconomy.vn)

Toward the goals, the domestic tourist market still plays a key role, with significant attention paid to the expansion of traditional and potential international ones such as the Republic of Korea, China, Malaysia, India, Japan, Thailand, Russia, and Kazakhstan, it said.

Khanh Hoa plans to launch a myriad of tourism communications and promotion activities to stimulate demand, and to host field trips from delegations of international and domestic travel companies. The province will also develop regional linkages, work with airlines to open more routes, and build a digital map of local tourism.

Diverse events set for 2023 culinary culture festival in Phu Tho

The 2023 Culinary Culture Festival is taking place in the northern province of Phu Tho as part of activities to mark the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, the legendary founders of the nation, and the Culture and Tourism Week of Ancestral Land, according to Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

Boasting a wide range of unique culinary and cultural activities, the event provides an ideal venue in which to introduce the local unique culinary culture whilst contributing to spreading the value of Vietnamese culinary culture to both domestic and international tourists.

Culinary artist Matsuo Tomoyuki, President of the Japan-Vietnam Culinary Association JVGA at the event. (Photo: NDO)

On display across the 70 stalls are specialties of three regions across the country, as well as One Commune One Product (OCOP) products of Phu Tho province.

Most notably, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of impressive performances by renowned culinary artist Matsuo Tomoyuki, who is also president of the Japan - Vietnam Culinary Association (JVGA), and artisan Le Thi Thiet, chairman of the Nam Dinh Culinary Culture Association.

The gastronomic demonstration put on by two artisans will be the highlight of the Japanese-Vietnamese culinary exchange programme, aiming to introduce the local dish of bagridae of Phu Tho province.

Aside from culinary spaces at the five-day event, visitors will also have the chance to be entertained with performances of Xoan and Ca Tru singing, Quan Ho Bac Ninh folk songs in the north, and the southern amateur music of Don ca tai tu.

Vietnam wins prizes at UNESCO contest on preserving Asian cultural heritage

Local students won prizes at a contest on preserving Asian cultural heritage as part of the Asian cultural heritage youth forum organised by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held recently in China, said Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

The only Vietnamese representative teams of Trang An and Hoang Thanh Thang Long, both from Hoa Binh University, were awarded the third and consolation prizes, respectively.

Vietnamese students win prizes at UNESCO contest on preserving Asian cultural heritage.
(Photo: Nguoiduatin.vn)

They were able to surpass the other 576 entrants in Asia to finish among the Top 20 alongside representatives from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Macau (China), Tajikistan, and Vietnam.

Each team put on a 10-minute presentation detailing solutions aimed at preserving cultural heritage and developing tourism in the Asian region.

The contest was first launched by UNESCO from late 2022, with the final round taking place in Guangzhou, China, from April 22 to April 26.

The event is part of the Asian cultural heritage youth forum which was first held back in 1997. The objective is to involve young people in world heritage preservation efforts and promotion through a series of discussions and creative workshops.

First herbal medicine for COVID-19 licensed for circulation in Vietnam

The Ministry of Health has approved Sunkovir, the first Made-in-Vietnam herbal medicine to treat COVID -19, for circulation in Vietnam, Radio the Voice of Vietnam reported.

After only three days of using Sunkovir, 100% of patients showed a sharp decrease in symptoms and level of severity, according to a report presented at a healthcare workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 25.  

Dr. Truong Thi Ngoc Lan, deputy head of the HCM City Traditional Medicine Institute, a representative of the research group, said none of a total of 1,115 COVID-19 patients involved in the study saw an increase in level of severity after taking in the medicine.

Sunkovir is the first Made-in-Vietnam herbal medicine approved for circulation to treat COVID-19 patients. (Photo: vienydhdt.gov.vn)

In addition, the drug also helped rapidly reduce the severity of symptoms of the disease such as cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell and taste, nasal congestion, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, chest pain, sneezing, hoarseness, sweating, and drowsiness from day 3 onwards.

According to Dr. Lan, Sunkovir is indicated for use in cases of diseases caused by respiratory viruses, such as influenza and mild COVID-19 at the onset stage to quickly reduce the symptoms of the disease. It is safe for patients, children from 3 years old, on reproduction and genetics.

The success of SunKovir is the result of close collaboration among doctors and pharmacists from different academies, universities and institutes nationwide. This has affirmed the role and values of Vietnamese traditional remedies in the prevention and treatment of emerging epidemics in the country, said Dr. Huynh Nguyen Loc, head of the HCM City Traditional Medicine Institute.

Sunkovir has been officially accepted by the National Ethics Committee in Vietnam as a safe and effective product after eight clinical trials and preclinical trials taken place between January 2021 and December 2022 as well as six internal studies at Sao Thai Duong JSC.

The research has been approved for publication on the science publications Pubmed and Phytotherapy Research of the network Scopus of Wiley (February 2023)./.

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