|Ochna plants raised in Yên Tử Mountain will be displayed at the annual Sakura and Ochna Flower Festival in northern province of Quảng Ninh. Photo baoquangninh.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Japanese sakura and ochna flowers will be on display at the sixth edition of a flower festival held in Uông Bí City in the northern province of Quảng Ninh.
The festival, which will be kicked off tonight and conclude on March 26, is part of a series of activities in the framework of the National Tourism Year themed on Quảng Ninh province and Hạ Long Bay.
According to Phạm Tuấn Đạt, deputy chairman of Uông Bí City’s People’s Committee, entrance to the Yên Tử Trúc Lâm Culture Centre, where the festival is held, is free.
As many as 5,000 sakura branches, 50 sakura trees, thousands of ochna branches and at least 120 ochna plants are in full bloom at the festival.
“This is the sixth edition of the festival, and so far, there have been no violations by any tourist,” Đạt said.
The event, titled “Cooperation and Development---The Destination of Success”, provides a platform for various exchange opportunities between Japan and Việt Nam, including folk games, costumes, arts and agricultural produce.
“Through this event, the province would like to introduce its potential to the Japanese people as well as promote cooperation between the province and Japanese localities, companies and agencies," Đạt said. — VNS