The event aimed to kick start the summer tourism season as well as mark the 47th anniversary of the southern liberation and national reunification (May 30), the 136th anniversary of May Day (May 1), the 67th anniversary of the Hai Phong Liberation (May 13) and the 2022 Hai Phong Hoa Phuong Do (flamboyant red) Festival.

The festival is a response to the Government’s policy of full tourism reopening and flexible adaptation to the new normal.

With various unique performances, the art programme in the opening ceremony highlighted the pride of the country’s seas and islands as well as Do Son’s vitality and typical features. The programme contributed to conveying a message of a civilised, friendly, peaceful and hospitable destination to both domestic tourists and international friends.

The firework display at the opening ceremony for the festival. (Photo: NDO)

The 2022 Do Son Tourism Festival will also feature five other major activities including a dragon boat race, the opening of the pedestrian street, the showcase and parade of vintage cars and motorcycles, an EDM festival and an open tourist golf tournament.

In addition to interesting natural landscapes, Do Son is famous for unique cultural features with great architecture, arts and historical values such as the Dau island festival, traditional buffalo fighting festival, Tuong Long Pagoda and Hang Pagoda – the first place where Buddhism was introduced to Vietnam by sea.

Also yesterday, Ha Tinh provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony at Thien Cam Tourist Area in Cam Xuyen district to officially launch the 2022 Ha Tinh Sea Tourism Festival.

An art performance at the opening ceremony for the 2022 Ha Tinh Sea Tourism Festival (Photo: NDO)

The event was among a series of activities to promote the tourism potential and advantage and unique tourism products of Ha Tinh province to both domestic and international visitors and investors.

The art programme introduced audiences to stories highlighting the destinations as well as cultural and tourism beauties of Ha Tinh province.