Dien Bien Culture and Tourism Week commences in Hanoi

Visitors and tourists in the capital city will be delighted with a vibrant cultural experience, showcasing the rich traditions, folk arts, and traditional crafts of the ethnic groups in Dien Bien.

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Folk songs, dances, and games from Thailand kicked off the Dien Bien Culture and Tourism Week in Hanoi on the evening of December 15th.

The event will take place in the pedestrian area of Hoan Kiem Lake until December 17th, showcasing the best of culture and tourism from the northern province of Dien Bien.

The event, organized by the Dien Bien Province People’s Committee, aims to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory (1954-2024), the National Tourism Year – Dien Bien 2024, and to strengthen the bond between Dien Bien and Hanoi.

 

Tourists joining ethnic minorities from Dien Bien province in a folk dance. Photo: VNA

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of Dien Bien Provincial People’s Committee, Vu A Bang, highlighted that the Dien Bien Culture and Tourism Week in Hanoi initiates a series of cultural and sports activities to be held in Dien Bien in 2024 as part of the National Tourism Year.

Bang views this as an opportunity to introduce Dien Bien’s cultural values and tourism offerings to tourists and residents of Hanoi, in turn promoting cooperation between the two areas in economic development, trade, investment, culture, and tourism.

Events during Dien Bien Culture and Tourism Week include an art exchange program honoring the triumphant achievements of the army and the people, a street parade, traditional dances, games, and songs of the Thai ethnic minority, a photo exhibition titled “From Dien Bien Phu in 1954 to Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu in the Air in 1972“, and a conference promoting tourism in Dien Bien Province.

Furthermore, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the vibrant culture, folk arts, and traditional handicrafts of the Dien Bien ethnic groups.

Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, Vu Thu Ha, expressed the close and longstanding partnership between Hanoi and Dien Bien Province. Since 2011, the two regions have fostered cooperation and exchanges for mutual progress.

Ha sees this event in Hanoi as an opportunity for Dien Bien Province and Hanoi to further exchange and expand their ties, promoting investment, development, and tourism cooperation between the two locations.