Fri, 23 May 2014. Last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:41
The “Southern Vietnam Festival” is an annual traditional celebration of Ho Chi Minh City tourism and among the biggest festivals in Ho Chi Minh City. The festival aims to introduce unique features in culinary culture of provinces in Southern Vietnam, simultaneously, promote culinary trademarks and popular specialties from Hue city to the South to tourists around the world. Therefore, exquisite culinary values of Vietnam cuisine in general and of Southern Vietnam in particular will be honored.
This year’s festival attracts the participation of over 60 agencies of 14 provinces from Hue City to the South. More than 100 booths will be set up with different themes such as seafood, Central cuisine, Highland’s cuisine, Southern cuisine and food of Saigon… In addition, more than 100 Southern delicious dishes will be introduced and served to tourists as grilled rolls, pancakes, duck porridge, snail grilled with pepper and many kinds of fresh fruits…
In the framework of Southern Cuisine Festival 2014, a large number of attractive programs will take place along with the participation of artisans in culinary field such as processing food, dispensing beverage, performing the art of trimming, sculpting vegetables and fruits, recreating cultural spaces for the Highlands’ gongs, exhibiting agricultural tools of the Highlands, performing T’rung (a traditional kind of Vietnamese musical instrument made from bamboo), performing Don ca tai tu (a Vietnamese traditional musical performances popular in the South Vietnam) and weaving brocade. Besides, participants also have the chance to take part in Vietnamese folk games.
It is expected that the festival will attract thousands of both domestic and international tourists to Ho Chi Minh City. This is an opportunity for Vietnam to promote its exquisite and diverse cuisine to tourists all around the world.
The entrance ticket costs 200.000 VND for one person. If tourists buy one festival ticket, a Dam Sen Park entrance ticket will be offered free of charge. The discount program is applied to tourists who buy cuisine ticket until the end of May 28th.