|A corner of An Bình Islet, off Lý Sơn Island. The island will host Culture and Tourism week from June 29 to July 3.— VNS Photo Công Thành |Viet Nam News
LÝ SƠN — The island district of Lý Sơn, 30km off the coast of Quảng Ngãi Province, will host a festival for adventurers from nationwide to explore the beauty of the islands during the Islands and Tourism Week from June 29 to July 3.
The district said about 100 people will take part in the farm-trip.
A night campfire will take place at Câu Cave near the beach on the island for a party and cultural exchange among visitors during the week.
In May, the island also introduced a night market for tourists from 6pm until 10.30pm daily, offering souvenirs, dried seafood and specialities of the island.
According to a report, more than 200,000 tourists visited Lý Sơn Island and An Bình islet, about 4.8km off the island.
Tourists can explore local cuisine and garlic and onion farming experiences during the summer.
The island has 18 hotels, guesthouses and homestays providing accommodation for 1,000 tourists.
Lý Sơn has been known as the ‘King of Garlic’ in Việt Nam with 21,000 inhabitants, most of whom make their living from farming garlic and spring onions and fishing. — VNS
|Tourists visit rocks on Lý Sơn Island. — Photo courtesy Chu Mạnh Trinh|
|Visitors pose for photo at top of a mountain in Lý Sơn Island. About 100 people join the festival in Lý Sơn Island.— VNS Photo Công Thành |
|Garlic of Lý Sơn Island is a unique farm produce of the island district, off the coast of Quảng Ngãi Province.— VNS Photo Công Thành |
|A photo exhibition opens in Lý Sơn Island district.— VNS Photo Công Thành |
|Tourists enjoy riding bicycle to explore Lý Sơn Islands and An Bình Islet. — Photo courtesy Thúy Anh|