Direct air route connecting China’s Yunnan province and Cam Ranh city launched

Saturday, 11/11/2023 21:45
A direct air route connecting Kunming city of China’s Yunnan province and Cam Ranh city in the southcentral Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa was put into operation on November 9, reported VOV.
Direct air service between Yunnan and Khanh Hoa is launched. (Photo: 

The carrier Ruili Airlines, departing from Kunming International Airport in China, landed at Cam Ranh International Airport at 7:40 p.m. on November 9, bringing with it more than 100 Chinese tourists.

Moving forward, the airlines will regularly operate the Kunming-Cam Ranh route with a frequency of three flights per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, China represented the biggest source of tourist arrivals in Khanh Hoa, with over 2.5 million Chinese visitors heading to the locality in 2019.

Last year, the province welcomed more than 2.5 million holidaymakers, earning over VND13.8 trillion, marking a 5.75-fold increase on-year.

By 2025 Khanh Hoa province’s tourism sector is aiming to serve about 4.5 million foreign tourists and 4.3 million domestic visitors. The figures are expected to reach seven million international and 6.8 million domestic arrivals by 2030.

Six Vietnamese movies to be screened at Asian world film festival

According to VOV, a total of six local movies are set to be introduced to international audiences at the ninth edition of the Asian world film festival (AWFF) which is currently underway in Los Angeles, California, the US.

A scene in “Con Nhót mót chồng” (“Nhot Must Marry”) movie 

“Tro tàn rực rỡ” (“Glorious Ashes”), “Nhà Bà Nữ” (“The House Of No Man”), “Con Nhót mót chồng” (“Nhot Must Marry”), and “Đóa hoa mong manh” (“A Fragile Flower”), will be screened at the festival’s Vietnam film days alongside two short films as part of the occasion.

A scence in  “Tro tàn rực rỡ” (“Glorious Ashes”) movie.

This marks the first time that the event has had Vietnam film days taking place as one of the activities during the course of the AWFF.

Among the 100 films from 50 Asian countries, “Tro tàn rực rỡ” (“Glorious Ashes”) and “Lặng gió” (“Wind”) will represent the nation to compete in long and short film categories.

Furthermore, director Mai Thu Huyen who is in charge of “Đóa hoa mong manh” (“A Fragile Flower”) has been invited to work as a judge in the short film category.

The annual AWFF will last through to November 17, showcasing the best of a broad selection of Asian and global cinema in Los Angeles as part of efforts to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers whilst strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries.

Cultural heritage week to promote national great solidarity

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the “Great Solidarity of Ethnic Groups- Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Week 2023" will take place in Hanoi from November 22 – 26.

The “Great Solidarity of Ethnic Groups-Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Week 2023" will feature numerous activities (Photo: 

The annual event aims to promote the national solidarity spirit, and honour, preserve and promote values of the cultural heritage of the 54 ethnic groups in the country, contributing to raising public awareness of the importance of conserving and practicing culture, reported VNA.

It comes as part of the activities to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (November 18, 1930-2023) and Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).

The highlights of the event will be the opening ceremony, and the 2nd culture, sports and tourism exchange programme of ethnic minorities on November 23. 

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The event will feature art performance festivals, programmes to enact festivals and cultural rituals, those to introduce traditional foods and costumes, and a photo exhibition.

Other activities will be programmes to introduce festivals and customs of the Nung people in Bac Kan province and the Muong people in Thanh Hoa province; a culture exchange festival of ethnic communities in the southwest, Central Highlands, and northwest regions; and a photo exhibition introducing cultural identities of the 54 ethnic groups./.

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