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Bình Thuận opens food festival

Update: October, 22/2017 - 20:00
Food Festival in the central province of Bình Thuận opens from October 20-24, attracting a lot of visitors. — Photo www.sggp.org.vn
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BÌNH THUẬN — Twenty-two booths are introducing a variety of typical dishes from Việt Nam’s South Central region at the Food Festival in the central province of Bình Thuận, which will end on Tuesday.

The Food Festival themed “Bình Thuận’s delicious dishes”, began on Friday on the Nguyễn Tất Thành Square in Phan Thiết City.

According to the festival’s organisers, the exhibitions are owned by companies and agencies related to the tourism sector.

During the five-day festival, the booths display and sell special local foods from sea food to fruits, attracting a lot of visitors.

Twenty-two booths introduce a variety of typical dishes in the Việt Nam’s Soth Central at the Food Festival in the central province of Bình Thuận from October 20-24. — Photo www.sggp.org.vn

The annual festival creates an opportunity for locals to promote the typical cuisine culture, as well as introduce their tourism products to domestic visitors and foreigners.

Attending the event, visitors can enjoy several programmes, such as competitions for bartenders and cooks, the 6th Bình Thuận Tourism Singing Contest, performances of folk music, street music and many others.

The festival is also decorated by dozens of colourful mid-autumn lanterns in various sizes and shapes, which have been given awards at the country’s biggest lantern parading festival, and made by students from local secondary and primary schools. 

Bánh căn (small pancake made from rice powder and eggs) is well-known as one of the special foods in the central province of Bình Thuận. — Photo www.sggp.org.vn

It is part of the province’s activities to mark the 22nd anniversary of Bình Thuận Tourism Day, which falls on October 24 every year.

Bình Thuận Province is planning to operate new tourism products and services, including sea sport tourism to attract visitors to stay longer and spend more.

It is expected to welcome around five million visitors and maintain a growth rate of total arrivals and tourism revenue.

By 2020, the province aims to become a national marine tourism and sport centre, and develop Mũi Né as a national tourist resort, Phú Quý Island as a national tourist destination and Phan Thiết as a tourist city.

In the first nine months of the year, the province welcomed about 436,000 international visitors and 3.9 million domesic visitors, up nearly 20 per cent from the same period last year. — VNS

 

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