Quang Ninh Culture and Sports Week in honor of ethnic groups

The second culture and sports week for ethnic groups, a platform for connecting different ethnic communities in the region, will take place from October 4 – 8, 2018 in Tien Yen district, the northeastern district of Quang Ninh.

The first culture and sports week for ethnic group, Quang Ninh 2017

More than 500 artists and athletes from districts and cities inside and outside the province will participate in the week, according to the organising board.

The culture and sports week feature a wide range of events such as a folk music festival, sports competitions between ethnic groups, modern dance performances, a local food festival featuring Wild Chicken – the signature of Tien Yen district, an OCOP (One commune one product) trade fair, a traditional boat race, and other activities on Tien Yen walking street.

The event aims to honor cultural identities of ethnic people in the province, and promote tourism potentials of folk culture and traditional sports of ethnic communities. This is a link in the series of activities and events in the National Tourism Year 2018 in Quang Ninh province.

Duet song performance in the monochord background

The week is also expected to promote the image, people, landscapes and the unique cultural characteristics of different ethnic groups in Quang Ninh to both Vietnamese and foreigners, thereby attracting more tourists and investment to this budding district in tourism development.

According to the organizing board, the first culture and sports week held last year attracted tens of thousands of visitors.

Tien Yen district is home to several ethnic minorities who still maintain lot of their traditional practices and cultural identities, from singing in their mother tongue, call and response singing to the practice of gathering in fair markets and traditional embroidery, etc… The centre town is often dubbed as the second Hoi An due to the combination of numerous French and Chinese-styled building from the early 20th century. There are 40 old houses scattering around the town.

Tien Yen old town

Outside the town, spectacular and unspoiled destinations have not attract large number of tourists here, yet that leaves time for the authorities to prepare for sustainable tourism in the coming future. 16-level Pac Sui Waterfall embraced by primary forest of diverse floral and fauna, Khe Tau fresh water lake, 5000ha of Dong Rui Mangroves with hundred-year-old mangroves, to name but a few, would be very soon to reach nature-loving tourists.

So, if you want to discover another unspoiled destination and it almost intact culture identities, grab the chance to attend Quang Ninh Culture and Sports Week in honor of ethnic groups this October 4 – 8, 2018, Tien Yen district, Quang Ninh province.

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