The 7th Đà Lạt Flower Festival
will be organised in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng from December
The biennial event, with the
theme “Flowers of Đà Lạt – Miracle from the Good Earth,” honours flower growers
and promotes the city’s flower and agricultural sector as well as tourism
development, said Võ Ngọc Hiệp, chairman of Đà Lạt City’s People’s Committee.
The festival will feature 15 key
cultural, art and tourism events and 30 supporting programmes in Đà Lạt City, Bảo
Lộc City and other localities in the province, Hiệp said at a press meeting
held last week in HCM City.
For the first time, the Lâm Đồng
Tea Culture Week, which in the past was organised separately, will be part of
the festival, with a series of activities honouring tea growers and
sericulturists, and silk-reeling makers and weavers in Bảo Lộc City.
A flower art space decorated with
30 flower miniatures around Xuân Hương Lake in Đà Lạt City will also be a
highlight of the festival.
The festival includes an
international exhibition and display of flowers from local and foreign firms;
vegetables, bonsai, hi-tech agriculture, tea, silk and tourism exhibitions and
fairs; a Tea-Coffee-Wine and Specialties Street; flower decoration contests and
flower bike parades; and skating races and performances.
Semiars on Đà Lạt City’s
investment, trade and tourism promotion in Lâm Đồng Province will also be held.
Around 500 artists will perform
at the opening evening ceremony in Lâm Viên Square in Đà Lạt on December 23.
More than 600 hotels and
accommodation facilities have pledged to sell rooms at the list prices, Hiệp
To ensure security for tourists,
the city will set up four hotlines during the festival.
The festival is expected to
attract 500,000 visitors.
The city targets 4.5 million
tourists this year. Last year, 3.5 million tourists visited the city, including
282,000 foreign tourists.