HCM City getting to be a tourism Mecca

(VOV) - More than 60 world renowned chefs, restaurateurs and caterers from the food industry gathered December 4 for opening day of a four-day culinary event at the End-of-the-Year festival organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

The exciting event themed "Taste of the world" pooled together food-industry experts from around the world offering visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand the latest trends and practices that shape the global dining landscape and taste a wide array of delectable dishes.

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Apart from attractive dishes, visitors also had the opportunity to partake in a diverse array of cultural and sports activities such as a Muay Thai tournament and examine sculptures of Vietnamese world cultural heritage sites carved on the surface of fruit and vegetables.

Most especially, visitors enjoyed more than 60 strangely beautiful cakes made by 100 distinctive bakers and bakeries specifically for the occasion.

Speaking at  the opening ceremony, Nguyen Thi Hong, Vice President of HCM City’s People’s Committee emphasised the city’s tourism sector has become a  spearhead of the industry which has greatly contributed to the economic growth of the city.

The event aimed to help elevate the image of HCM city as a major culinary centre of the world and the image of Vietnam as a tourist Mecca.