Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — More than 180 varieties of fruits will be displayed at the Southern Fruit Festival to be held from June 1 to August 30 at Suối Tiên Theme Park in HCM City.
Around 1,000 tonnes of fruits will be brought to the park from orchards in the southern region and sold at 20-30 per cent below market prices.
The annual festival will feature Taste of Vietnamese Fruits from June 1 to 7, when guests at four- and five-star hotels would be offered delicious fresh fruits and juices when they check in, Nguyễn Thị Ánh Hoa, deputy director of the city Department of Tourism, said.
Tourists will be invited to join the festival, she said.
Supermarkets in the city would stock a large variety of fruits and offer discounts of 10 per cent and more, she said.
There would be many attractions and programmes at the festival, including a floating fruit market, a safe fruit contest, installation art using fruits, a fruit parade, a giant fruit and vegetable exhibition and an exhibition on rare aquatic and tropical creatures.
Children will be admitted free on June 1.
The event, organised by the Department of Tourism in co-ordination with the Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Industry and Trade and the theme park, is expected to attract 1.6 million visitors, 50 per cent more than last year.
The 105ha park, which cost US$220 million to build, features more than 150 cultural, historical, and spiritual monuments and attractions such as a roller coaster, crocodile kingdom, snow castle, water park, witch forest, magic castle and unicorn palace. — VNS