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Tay Ninh introduces local tourism, culture in Hanoi

Saturday, October 7, 2017

A range of activities featuring the culture and tourism attractions of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh are taking place in Hanoi, on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Liberation Day of the capital city (October 10).

Tourists visit Ba Den mountain in Tay Ninh (Source: VNA)

They include a photo exhibition on the 180-year history of the formation and development of the province. Tay Ninh’s special products are also being showcased, drawing crowds of local visitors.

Addressing the opening ceremony on October 6, provincial officials expressed the hope that the activities will help promote cooperation and exchanges between the province and Hanoi.

Two documentaries were also screened during the ceremony to introduce local tourism potential and the development of the province.

The same day, a folk music show was held, featuring Don ca tai tu (southern amateur singing), which has been recognised as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humankind by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Tay Ninh is home to the main cathedral of Cao Dai sect. The Ba Den Mountain is also a popular destination for spiritual tourism.

The province receives between 2.2 and 2.7 million tourists per year and sees an annual growth rate of over 10 percent in tourism. In 2016, the tourism sector earned 770 billion VND (33.88 million USD).



Source: VNA

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