Rainy Season Festival will be held in August, 2014 with the theme "Dalat Seductive Rain" . The festival is one of many interesting programs of "Exciting Summer Highland" in National Tourism Year 2014. With the objectives of making Dalat rains become a special tourism product, Rainy Season Festival is one of festivals in Dalat promises to bring visitors a lot of surprising experiences.
Having the features of the tropical savanna climate, Dalat has two distinct seasons in one year including dry seasons and rainy seasons. Rainy seasons in Dalat often last from May to October. However, the rainy time has some changes depending on each year. Rainy season is a special feature of Dalat climate, therefore, turning rains become a tourism product is considered as a relatively new and attractive idea. The festival will be held with five main activities including photography and art exhibition "Dalat romantic rains", Dalat rainy days festival "Dalat wet roads", fashion contest "Dalat Rain Catwalk", coffee space "Waiting for rain", and art program "Rainy Angles".
In details, "Waiting for rain" is the opening program of Dalat Rainy Season Festival. The program is expected to take place in Lam Vien square and in some restaurants in the city. This event will open some new spaces for travelers enjoying delicious cups of coffee and watching fascinating art program in Xuan Huong Lake. Following by the "Waiting for rain" program, photography and art exhibition "Dalat romantic rains" will be held during the festival. This event is a showcase of famous works of Dalat rains taken by professional and also amateur photographers. Tourists can admire these works in a garden of a restaurant, which will be decorated very romantically and subtly.
Besides, the festival will also consist of a plenty of exciting activities such as interesting games in rain, water cycling in Xuan Huong Lake, etc. Besides, on August 9, at Lam Vien square, fashion followers will have a great opportunity to enjoy "Dalat Rain Catwalk" with many attractive performances. The festival will end with the art program "Rainy Angles" in the evening August, 10 in Lam Vien square. Tourists can enjoy Dalat cuisine with coffee, tea, wine and so forth in this time.
Dalat tourism in the first six month 2014 is considered as having many flourishes with the number of tourists increased nearly 8% in comparison to the same period in 2013. As estimated, there are approximately 130,200 turns of international tourists visiting Dalat in the first two quarters.