A festival opened in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on May 24 to mark the fifth anniversary of Lang Co recognised as a beautiful bay in the world.
The two-day event features a variety of activities to entertain visitors, including sport games, camping, a culinary contest, a unique display of handicrafts, kite flying, photo exhibition, and folk games.
The festival is a good opportunity to promote economic, cultural values, the beauty and ecological environment of Lang Co Bay, said local authorities, adding that it also affirms the position and development potential of the Chan May-Lang Co economic zone with the aim of building a trademark for Lang Co tourism resort to attract both local and foreign investors.
Lang Co lies between two major central cities, Hue and Da Nang, and on the Central Viet Nam Heritage Road, which includes Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Hue ancient city, Hoi An ancient town and My Son relic site, and on the East-West economic corridor.
Over the past five years, Lang Co has witnessed a fast economic and social development with revenue from tourism increasing by 25 percent-30 percent, welcoming around 95,000 visitors per year.
Presently, Lang Co town has 53 resorts, hotels and guest houses. Spanning an area of 280ha, Laguna Lang Co is the first resort complex in the Vietnam constructed by Singapore’s Banyan Tree group at an investment of 875 million USD.