The 2018 Kon Tum Culture Tourism Week opened in Kon Tum city of the Central Highlands province bearing the same name on December 14.
Kon Tum’s Culture Tourism Week opens to promote Central Highlands quintessence. Photo: VNA
The event features gong dances, traditional costumes parade and culinary art. Visitors immerse themselves in the culture and life of the ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands.
Seven hundred artisans, musicians and art performers from different Central Highlands ethnic minorities showcase gong dances together with other folk music and traditional handicrafts.
In addition, a wood sculpture exhibition and workshop is set up at a communal house where tourists and visitors can interact with artisans and learn the crafts from them. An exhibition introducing the Central Highlands’ cultural heritage also takes place at the province’s museum.
The event aims to honor and popularize the culture, tourism potential and other advantages of Central Vietnam, the Central Highlands and southwestern regions. In addition, it also targets promoting and introducing “Gong Culture Space” to domestic and foreign visitors.
According to the organizing board, a number of trips around Kon Tum City and its neighbouring districts of Kon Plong, Kon Ray, Ngoc Hoi, Tu Mo Rong and Sa Thay will be offered to promote home-stay services and the province’s natural landscapes.
The organizers expect to welcome 200,000 visitors during the festival, which will close on December 17.
Kon Tum, a border province in the Central Highlands, has a population of nearly 500,000, over 50% of them are people from more than 20 ethnic minority groups. As a result, it is home to diverse traditional ethnic culture.