Festival promotes City's achievements
|Van Thanh tourism area.—File Photo
HCM CITY (VNS) — The three-day HCM City-Our Home festival kicked off on Tuesday at the Van Thanh tourism area.
The festival, which has taken place annually for nine years, aims to promote the image of Viet Nam and specifically HCM City through photos featuring the beauty and economic achievements of the country and city. Organisers hope the festival can help attract foreign partners and overseas Vietnamese.
This year's festival drew the participation of tourism representatives from Viet Nam, Germany, Hungary, Dubai, Egypt and Turkey.
Attendees learn about handicrafts and traditional costumes and enjoy folk music, food, games and water puppetry shows.
A cooking contest open to both the foreign community and Vietnamese chefs is another highlight of the event. — VNS