Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA)
– The Ba Ria-Vung Tau Sea Festival will take place in Vung Tau city from August 28 to September 3, featuring a multitude of activities.

The festival is to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of National Day (September 2) as well as connect the trade, tourism, and economic activities of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and other coastal localities.

Through the event, the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau will introduce its tourism achievements over the past few years and orientations towards 2030, as well as its potential in different economic sectors to domestic and foreign friends.

Nearly 400 units have registered to participate in the festival to date, with about 843 booths.

Within the framework of the event, there will be exhibitions, art performances, a carnival, and a workshop, among other activities.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau, home to a 305km-long coastline, is one of the leading tourism hubs in Vietnam. Meanwhile, Vung Tau city, lying on a peninsula of the same name, is the tourist and commercial centre of the province.

A number of beautiful beaches such as Ho Coc, Bai Sau, Dam Trau, and Bai Dua have become magnets for visitors in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, which also accommodating many tourist sites and high-end resorts.

With a continental shelf area of more than 10,000 sq.km., the province also has an important location in terms of security and defence, while boasting huge potential for the development of a sea-based economy.

In the first half of 2018, Ba Ria-Vung Tau welcomed approximately 6.5 million tourist arrivals and earning 2.8 trillion VND (around 123 million USD) from tourism activities, according to the provincial Department of Tourism. –VNA