The Sa Dec City Tourism Week and the 2023 Spring Flower Festival are scheduled to take place in Sa Dec City, located in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, next week, authorities announced at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
A wide variety of unique activities and decorations, including an eight-kilometer flower river, a flower contest, and a display of 102 traditional cakes made of rice flour, will be held during the event, set to take place from January 6 to 13, according to Vo Thi Binh, deputy chairwoman of Sa Dec City.
The event is being held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sa Dec City, which is well known for its flower village and is considered the 'flower capital' of the Mekong Delta.
|A farmer works on a flower field in Sa Dec Flower Village, Sa Dec City, Dong Thap Province, Vietnam, December 2022. Photo: Tong Doanh / Tuoi Tre
Sa Dec flower village also serves as one of Vietnam’s largest flower suppliers.
The Sa Dec tourism week will also overlap Dong Thap’s Lai Vung District Mandarin Orange Festival, slated for January 5 through 8 to honor, introduce, and promote the area’s mandarin oranges and related products.
The Mandarin Orange Festival will feature a mandarin orange display, a demonstration of how essential oil is extracted from mandarin oranges, a seminar on the preservation and promotion of mandarin oranges and their uses, and a contest to find the most beautiful mandarin orange trees.
|Mandarin oranges in Lai Vung District, Dong Thap Province, Vietnam. Photo: Dang Tuyet / Tuoi Tre
The harvest season for Lai Vung’s mandarin oranges typically coincides with the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
Dong Thap welcomed 3.4 million visitors in 2022, a 2.3-fold increase from 2021, according to the Dong Thap Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
The Mekong Delta province brought in VND1.5 trillion (US$63.46 million) from tourism this year, up 270 percent compared to 2021.
It strives to attract 3.6 million visitors in 2023 and achieve a total revenue of VND1.6 trillion ($67.7 million) from tourism.