World gastronomy festival 2010 will be held in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau from July 21-25.

A 3km-long party will be arranged along the beautiful beaches of Thuy Van and Bai Sau in Vung Tau city, Ho Van Nien, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, and Pham Quang Vinh, assistant to the Foreign Minister, said at a press briefing held in Hanoi on March 11.

The festival will also include markets on specialties and dishes from all 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam and more than 80 nations in the world, they added.

With five main facets – gastronomy, culture, festivities, shopping and relaxing--the event is expected to provide visitors with opportunities to enjoy traditional dishes and beverages, explore different cultures, shop and take part in a colourful parade with thousands of other people from different countries as well as areas in Vietnam.

During the festival, cooking demonstrations will be held on the beaches.

The organising board hopes the festival will become an annual traditional event in Vung Tau province and will be recognised as a Guinness world record in terms of the largest space for a gastronomy festival./.