Colors of Vietnam Showcasing Cuisines of Cities and Provinces

Visitors to Vietnam now have the chance to explore the culture and taste the cuisine of different regions of the country, both from within and abroad.


The “Colors of Vietnam” program will showcase the unique cultural features of Vietnam’s regions from April 14-16 at the walking-only space around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Visitors to the event will be able to experience the culture, customs, and lifestyles of each region through performances, artworks, and traditional dishes. There will also be talks and workshops led by experts, giving people the opportunity to learn more about the country’s diverse cultures. The event will be a great opportunity to discover the beauty of Vietnam and its people.

This is an activity within the framework of the 12th Vietnam-France Decentralized Partnership Conference held between April 13-15 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of strategic partnership relations between Vietnam and France.

There are sixty booths in the exhibition area, showcasing typical handicrafts, products, and delicacies from many localities, along with vivid images of cooperation achievements between Vietnam and France.

The booths at the event will be divided into thematic areas, such as provincial and city potential, craft village products, culinary culture, and Vietnam-France cooperation. Visitors will also be able to enjoy special art performances at the stage area. Moreover, there will be plenty of exciting activities available for people to partake in, offering them a unique and memorable experience.

 Hoan Kiem Lake pedestrian zone will be the venue for the Colors of Vietnam program. Photo: Bich Hoi/The Hanoi Times

The event gives domestic and foreign tourists the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and gastronomy of different locations. Additionally, it is a platform for introducing cultural customs, potentials, and socio-economic accomplishments of Hanoi and other cities and provinces of Vietnam.

According to Tran Nghia Hoa, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Foreign Affairs, this program is part of a series of important foreign affairs events in the capital, which contribute to affirming Vietnam’s commitment to creating favorable conditions for investment and business, and effectively attracting foreign partners.

In the context of the 12th Vietnam-France Decentralized Partnership Conference, the French Embassy will be organizing the ‘Balade en France’ (Walk in France) festival to promote the cuisine and image of France. Simultaneously, the Hanoi Trade, Tourism, Investment Promotion Center (HPA) will be hosting the ‘Colors of Vietnam’ program at the same venue, allowing for an opportunity for cultural exchange between the two countries, according to Hoa.

The upcoming conference will explore strategies to increase sustainability and open up possibilities for commercial and cultural interchange between the regions of both nations. By doing so, it will enable the respective localities to benefit from the exchange and growth of their respective economies.

It will also give government and organization officials, as well as business executives, the opportunity to collaborate on crucial development issues, such as environmental protection, water management, smart city and digitalization, heritage conservation, and tourism.

Held every three years, with Vietnamese and French localities alternating as hosts, the conference is an opportunity for both sides to discuss challenges, assess the progress made in bilateral relations, and develop realistic solutions to strengthen their partnership and diplomatic ties between Vietnam and France.