The exhibition on tourism, culture and culinary of the eastern Mekong river delta took place in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on January 4, 2021. Based on its success, the two-day event is expected to be held on an annual basis.

Singers and dancers perform at the exhibition’s opening ceremony held in Binh Phuoc Province. The eastern Mekong river delta of Vietnam aims at attract more tourists in the near future. Photo VNA

As part of a series of tourism promotion campaigns for the Mekong River Delta in eastern Vietnam, the exhibition brought together 20 booths displaying the most attractive local products such as cashew nuts, seafood and fruits along with tourism products and regional intangible culture. It is also intended to serve as a guide to provide visitors with useful and practical information on the regional tourist guide.

On the sideline of the event, a seminar called “Tourist destinations of the Southeast introduction” will also take place on May 5, 2021 discussing measures to boost tourism in the region.

The eastern Mekong river delta of Vietnam consists of Ho Chi Minh City and five provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc. The large area features many beautiful landscapes, a variety of cultural and historical relics, renown craft villages and diversified cuisine, that would be favorable conditions for tourism development.

With such potentials and strengths, the area is considered the “raw gem” of the country’s tourism industry. The valuable advantages of the region are an important foundation for tourism development if cooperation and linkages between provinces and cities in the region are strengthened in the future.