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Ben Tre to hold fruit festival

Update: May, 15/2015 - 08:52

BEN TRE (VNS) — Cho Lach District, which has the largest fruit cultivation area in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ben Tre, will hold the annual fruit festival at its Culture and Sport Centre from June 15 to 21.

The festival will feature a delicious and safe fruit contest, a cuisine contest, folk games, art performances, and a fair to showcase fruit seedlings, flowers, and ornamental plants.

A highlight will be four artworks in the shapes of four sacred animals (dragon, unicorn, tortoise, and phoenix) made entirely from fruits.

Situated between two major rivers – Co Chien and Ham Luong – and with a dense system of rivers and canals, Cho Lach is famous for its delicious fruit varieties like durian, Java rambutan, and mangosteen.

Cho Lach also has many tourism destinations like flower and ornamental plant villages, Cai Mon Church – one of the country's 10 largest – and the house of Truong Vinh Ky (1837-98), who was one of the world's 18 leading scholars in the 19th century. — VNS

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