Held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event is part of the programmes organised to mark 1,050th anniversary of Dai Co Viet, the first feudal state of Vietnam.
A wide range of cultural activities are scheduled such as photo exhibitions, amateur cheo (traditional opera) performances, and various culture and sport activities.
Local Trang An Landscape Complex, recognised by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 2014, together with other renowned heritages like Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, and gong cultural space in the Central Highlands, among others, will be nudged closer to the visitors at the festival through the “Going through the heritages of Vietnam” photo exhibition.
Also, the exhibition, with 100 gorgeous photos, will feature stunning natural landscapes, architecture, historical and cultural relic sites, as well as typical cultural characteristics of ethnic groups across the country.
Located about 90 kilometres south of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is known as “Ha Long Bay on Land”, given its limestone mountains rising out of paddy fields. The most famous local attraction is the Trang An Landscape Complex with a total of 40 tourism spots of historical, cultural, art and natural vestiges including 20 recognised as national heritages.
In UNESCO’s words, "Trang An is a resplendent complex of limestone karst peaks which are permeated with valleys, including submerged ones, and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs".
Together with other famous sites in the province such as Tam Coc Grottos and Van Long Lagoon, the Trang An Landscape Complex was also used as a location for the movie Kong: Skull Island, one of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of 2017.
The locations opened to tourists last April.