Over 450,000 domestic and foreign visitors rushed to the four-day Nha Trang Sea Festival 2013 which concluded in the central coastal city of Khanh Hoa on June 11.

A string of cultural and sports activities like folk games, fishing competition, human chess games, beach volleyball and handball for men and women impressed the visitors, helping uphold cultural identities of the host locality.

Seminars on swallow farming, tourist products and cruise tourism development also highlighted the potentials of the province in particular.

Le Xuan Than, Vice Chairman of the Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee, said apart from entertaining the visitors, the festival underscored the beauty of the country’s sea and islands and sent out a message that everyone should do more to protect the nation’s sea and islands.

Held for the first time in 2003, it is the fourth of its kind ever held in Khanh Hoa province with the theme “Nha Trang – Rendezvous”.-VNA