The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will be bustling with tourists from all over Vietnam and foreign countries thanks to an exciting cultural programme being organised in Da Lat city.

The highlight of the event will be the Da Lat Summer Festival “Rain in the mountain city”, which kicks off at the beginning of August. The vibrant festival, the second of its kind, boasts a number of activities, such as speed dating in the rain, pedalo and tandem races, a raining flashmob and other games in the rain.

During the two months of summer, an art performance programme is being organised in Lam Vien square every weekend. Furthermore, other cultural events are also planned, such as photograph exhibitions and the National Chess Championships to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day.

Visitors to Da Lat will have the chance to watch free revolutionary movies at theatre.

The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked local businesses to upgrade their facilities and stabilise commodity prices while ensuring visitors’ safety at tourism sites. The move aims to provide the best possible services for holiday-makers in summer 2015.

Famous for its mild climate all year round, Da Lat has two distinct seasons, the rainy and the sunny season. The rainy season usually begins in May and finishes in October. Da Lat never has storms, which makes it ideal for hiking or leisurely walks.

It is also well-known for its beautiful French colonial architecture, such as King Bao Dai’s Palace, Ngo Dinh Diem and Nguyen Cao Ky’s villas, and the Hang Nga villas.-VNA