A series of cultural and sporting events will delight tourists at the Culture and Tourism Week 2011 in the central province of Quang Binh beginning on June 5.
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The week aims to promote the province's many tourist attractions including its numerous spectacular caves and attract investment in the province, said Le Hung Phi, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.
The Culture and Tourism Week will include the Cau Ngu (Fish Worshipping) Festival to pray for a good fishing season and safe seafaring, a volleyball tournament from May 26 to June 4, and the dedication of Bao Ninh – The Sea Square.
The main events will be held from May 27 in Dong Hoi city and at the UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage Site of Phong Nha-Ke Bang.
A programme called Discovering the Magnificent Beauty of the Caves will be held at Thien Duong (Paradise ) Cave on June 11 and broadcast live on VTV2 to reveal the mysterious and irresistible beauty of the local caves.
During the week, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will also offer tours to Chay River and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). The Chay River tour will take tourists by boat into primeval forests, with waterfalls and whirlpools. The province's traditional cuisine and folk music will be featured to introduce visitors to the customs and unique culture of the local people.
Last year, nearly 730,000 visitors came to Quang Binh province, according to the department.
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