Can Tho to host Eco-Tourism Festival
Update: Sep 21, 2017
A four-day Eco-Tourism Festival will begin on Friday in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta City of Can Tho. 

Don ca tai tu (a traditional music genre of the South) performances featuring southern culture and lifestyle will be staged at the Eco-Tourism Festival in Can Tho City

The event will include street shows of traditional martial arts and dances performed by art troupes of Can Tho and other provinces in the region.

A long-boat race attracting dozens of teams from cities and provinces in the region will also be featured.

Organised by the city’s People’s Committee in co-operation with its partners, the festival will also include folk games, artistic performances, and cooking and sports competitions.

Don ca tai tu (a traditional music genre of the South) performances will be staged at the Cai Rang floating market, one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations.

Food courts will introduce traditional dishes and fruits from local farms.

The festival will also feature paper lanterns placed on the river to wish for happiness and good harvests.

Local tourist agencies have been encouraged to offer new eco-tours at reasonable prices for local and foreign visitors. 

Last year, Can Tho attracted 5.3 million visitors, earning more than VND1.8 trillion (US$79 million). It has 37 homestay and eco-tourism sites.

This year, the city plans to develop eco-tourism services and promote cultural and tourism activities at the Cai Rang Floating Market and Ninh Kieu Wharf.