The opening ceremony of So flower festival is going to be launched on December 15 at Dong Long hamlet in Dong Tam commune, Binh Lieu district.
The festival aims to promote the district’s landscape, people and uphold cultural values, as well as its advantages for tourism development, thereby attracting investments into Binh Lieu to develop it into an attractive tourist attraction.
During the three-day festival, domestic and international tourists will have a great chance to enjoy the beauty of Binh Lieu mountainous district covered in white So flowers. There will be a range of activities such as an exhibition on beautiful scenery in Binh Lieu, art performances, a culinary competition, a youth music festival and campfire, a bike race, a fair of OCOP products and souvenirs, ect.
Other folk games expected to bring locals and tourists lots of interest include sticking, seed splitting, duck catching, etc.
The festival is a typical cultural activity of ethnic groups in the mountainous district, considered as an occasion for Binh Lieu to introduce and promote the image of So Flower to domestic and foreign tourists, affirming its values which attach with typical features of Binh Lieu.
Located in the northeast of Quang Ninh, about 270 km from Hanoi, Binh Lieu district attracts many visitors thanks to its high mountains, terraced rice fields and beautiful reed fields. It is known as “little Sa Pa” by backpacking tourists with its four-season-in-one-day climate and pristine landscapes.
Like other famous flower festivals, the “So” Flower Festival is annually held on the occasion of flowers bloom in about November or December. The flower has white pistils with yellow spots, and are characteristic flowers of the area.
This annual event introduce to domestic and foreign tourists the beauty and value of the “So” flowers, as well as different kinds of products made from the flowers, thus offering a chance to tourism enterprises to find opportunity to develop tourism products in Binh Lieu.