Nha Rong, an ethnic minority communal house, in the ancient village of Kon K’Tu in Kon Tum province (Photo: VNA)

Kon Tum (VNA) – Kon Tum province will organise a culture and tourism week from December 14 to 17 with the participation of over 700 artists from Central Highlands localities, along with central Quang Nam and Quang Ngai and southern An Giang provinces.

The week, the fourth of its kind so far, will be an occasion to honour and popularise the culture, tourism potential and other advantages of the central, Central Highlands and southwestern regions.

Organisers said the week’s opening ceremony will be held at the March 16 Square in Kon Tum city on December 14 evening, featuring performances by many famous artists.

A variety of activities will take place as part of the week, including a culinary culture festival, a folk wood carving festival, the introduction of local tourism products, an exhibition of cultural heritage items, folk games, and a street festival.

[Video: Diversity of Central Highlands’ culture introduced at ethnic village]

Tours of destinations across Kon Tum province, including in Kon Tum city and the districts of Kon Plong, Kon Ray, Ngoc Hoi, Tu Mo Rong and Sa Thay, will also be organised for visitors to the week.

Meanwhile, traditional costumes of different ethnic groups will be shown at the closing ceremony on December 16.

Kon Tum, a border province in the Central Highlands, has a population of nearly 500,000, over 50 percent of which are people from more than 20 ethnic minority groups. As a result, it is home to diverse traditional ethnic culture. –VNA