Thu, 07 May 2015. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:06
Nha Trang Sea Festival 2015 is held to introduce and honor marine culture values as well as potential and advantages of economy, culture, and tourism in Nha Trang in particular and in Khanh Hoa in general. 2015 Nha Trang Sea Festival in Khanh Hoa has the theme of "Peace and Creativity". The festival includes many featured cultural, sport and tourist activities such as marine cultural exhibition, Hoang Sa - Truong Sa documentary exhibition, Semi-final of Vietnam Miss Universe 2015, Salanganes'Nest Festival, Wine festival, XQ Nha Trang Festival, Fruit Festival, Yang Bay Legend Festival, Coffee Festival towards Vietnam islands, conferences and seminars on sea, and investment tourism promotion. Also, there are folk games such as Bai Choi (Playing cards in huts), Flying kites, women beach volleyball, and other interesting sport contest... Among those activities, the highlight of the beach festival in Nha Trang will be the inaugural ceremony, closing ceremony, art performances from South Korea, France, Japan, Russia, and US...
Specifically, at the Sea Festival in Nha Trang 2015, the first "Nha Trang Travel Fair - Welcome Summer 2015" will be held from July 3 - 5 at 2-4 Square (in Nha Trang City) with various activities such as hot deals of summer 2015 tours, mineral mud festival, "Lucky draw", handicraft products introduction, and other service of entertainment... In addition, there are some sideline activities organized before the festival such as sports competition in Nha Trang City and neighboring localities, responses to World Environment Day, World Ocean Day, Sea and Island Week, exhibitions on sea and islands, Unicorn dancing festival on street, and 40-year-old women beauty contest in Nha Trang City. With diverse and appealing activities, Nha Trang Sea Festival - Khanh Hoa 2015 is expected to bring both domestic and international tourists interesting experiences. Simultaneously, this is a good chance for Nha Trang to expand cooperation relations and promulgate culture, and tourism development.
The first Nha Trang Sea Festival was held in 2013. This is one of the most interesting cultural festivals in Nha Trang. The festival will be the convergence of Nha Trang people and tourists from everywhere coming to the charming and romantic beaches in Nha Trang. Vice Chairman of Khanh Hoa People's Committee, Head of Steering Committee of Nha Trang Sea Festival 2015 said that Nha Trang Sea Festival is a modern cultural, art and sport activity associated with traditional festivals in Vietnam, especially in coastal areas. Thereby, tourists have a chance to access and explore the natural beauty of Vietnam in general and of Nha Trang in particular. This is also an opportunity for businesses and individuals specializing in tourism and services to meet and exchange with foreign ones. At the same time, this is a good time to promote products and brand names. To specify, during the time, there are many activities appealing the local people and foreign tourists to protect the sea's environment and peace.
The venue of the festival's activities is along the beach of Nha Trang, and 2-4 Square is the center of events. In addition, there are many other venues such as provincial Children's House, Sport Arena, Diamond Bay Resort, Hon Tam Tourist Area, Vinpearl Resort, Yang Bay Waterfall, and White Sand Doclet Resort & Spa... The total capital of organizing the festival is from socialized fund. According to the plan, Khanh Hoa People's Committee was open a press conference in Hanoi on introducing the content of Nha Trang Sea Festival. Another conference will be held in Ho Chi Minh City in May 2015 and one in Nha Trang in mid-June 2015.
At present, Khanh Hoa People Committees Committee steered departments, branches, units, and localities to establish a particular plan focusing on implementing missions of preparing for the beach festival. At the same time, it also calls for enterprises to organizing the festival successfully. The message of Nha Trang Sea Festival is "Peace and Creativity"; therefore, the organizing committee required high-quality contents and suitable performances to encourage the love for the nature, peace, and creativity. According to Mr. Truong Dang Tuyen - Director of Department of Tourism, Sports and Culture, as well as Deputy Head of Steering Committee of Nha Trang Sea Festival 2015, there are nearly 60 activities art performances, sport activities, and ethnic music performance in combination with seminars and contests, cuisine, and exhibitions.