On Saturday, May 11 2013, the opening ceremony of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Week and the second Red Flamboyant Festival were officially held in Hai Phong City, which triggered another fantastic National Tourism Year.
With a wide range of performances: art shows, water puppet performance, culinary exhibition, fireworks or boat racing, etc, this year’s festival promises a golden chance for Hai Phong City to differentiate itself with distinctive features of the culture and nature, as well as those of the Red River Delta provinces in general.
Addressing the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung indicated that tourism is the critical economic sector that not only contributes a massive scale on the development of the country, but also promotes the images of Vietnam all over the world.
The opening ceremony attracted thousands of both domestic and international visitors thanks to a lively ambiance with a series of enthusiastic art performance and fireworks.
Among the Red River Delta localities, Hai Phong holds plentiful unique cultural values of the ancient civilisation. It is blessed with diverse natural resources to develop sea and island tourism, notably Cat Ba island close to Ha Long Bay.