Da Nang launches summer tourism programme hinh anh 1A photo of the Da Nang Summer Destination 2017 (Source: tourism.danang.vn)

Da Nang (VNA) – The Tourism Department of the central city of Da Nang officially launched the programme “Da Nang - Summer Destination 2017” on June 17.

The annual tourism event aims to establish Da Nang’s reputation as a distinguished coastal destination, including a series of arts, sports and tourism activities for local people and tourists in summer 2017.

It is hoped to effectively boost the process of refining and promoting Da Nang’s coastal tourism products, as well as developing Da Nang into a venue of events.

Several activities will be held within the programme, such as concert performances at Holiday Beach Hotel, Lang Ong area and My Khe beach on June 17-18.

Son Tra Peninsula Cycling Tournament and Son Tra Adventure Run will start on June 25 and 18, respectively. Through these races, the organizers wish to plead with both Da Nang residents and visitors to protect and preserve the environment while promote ecotourism in Son Tra Peninsula.

A cooking contest “Best Dishes of Da Nang” – Meeting with Master Chef Pham Tuan Hai is scheduled for June 22, aiming to preserve, reinforce and promote Da Nang cuisine for its rich history, indispensable roles and uplifting values close to the hearts of the city local people.

Paragliding contest “Gliding over Tien Sa 2017” with participation of 50 members from teams like VietWings, Hanoi Paragliding will be held from June 23-25. It will also be joined by 20 freelancer paragliders from all over the country.

The Seaside Festival, which seeks to depict a wide range of fishermen’s daily activities, is being held on June 17 and 18.

On June 17, a bikini flash mob under the theme “Well-dressed for a swim in the sea” took place with over 150 professional models.

Moreover, various shows and activities are held simultaneously at the central ground of the event. Souvenirs stalls and tourist shops were set up along with kite-flying art show and basket boats arrangement, among others.

The programme runs until June 23 with major activities taking place at Bien Dong Park and Pham Van Dong Beach.-VNA