THAI NGUYEN (VNS) — The northern province of Thai Nguyen will hold the third Thai Nguyen Tea Festival on November 26-28. The event will consist of 12 activities, including a Tea Cultural Festival under the title "The Diversified Colour of Vietnamese Tea", a trade and tourism fair, an artistic photo exhibition and art performances.
The festival will attract the participation of many domestic tea companies and delegations from the country's tea cultivation areas and international tea delegations from China, India, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey.
Thai Nguyen is famous for vast tea cultivation areas such as Tan Cuong in Thai Nguyen City, Trai Cay in Dong Hy District and La Bang in Dai Tu District. It has more than 20,000ha of tea with annual fresh bud output of more than 190,000 tonnes, ranking second in the country's tea output, after the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
Nearly 1 million visitors visited in the first nine months of the year, including 3,000 foreigners. — VNS