The annual Culture and Sports Week for ethnic groups, a platform
for connecting different ethnic communities in the region, kicked off on August
3 in Tien Yen District, Quang Ninh Province.
“This is an opportunity for the province to promote its image, people,
landscapes and the unique cultural characteristics of its different ethnic
groups to both Vietnamese and foreigners,” said Mr. Truong Cong Ngan, chairman
of the Tien Yen District People’s Committee.
The culture week, which will go on till August 7, will feature a wide range of
events such as a folk and music festival, traditional costume show, modern dance
and sports dance performances as well as traditional folk sports competitions.
The festival will also include an exhibition showcasing the paintings, logos and
photographs of Quang Ninh and a booth introducing tourist destinations in Tien
Yen. A workshop will be held on conserving heritage by creating a cultural
On this occasion, Quang Ninh has also launched a Culture and Sports Centre for
its ethnic groups. The 200 billion VND (8.8 million USD) centre, where most of
the Culture Week events are being held, can accommodate over 1,000 seats.
A special pedestrian street is being organised with live street music and booths
selling local specialties to “awaken the ancient town of Tien Yen district”,
which was once the region’s cultural and economic hub.
Tien Yen is often referred to as the second Hoi An because of its numerous
French and Chinese-style architectural structures built in the early 20th
century. The town also maintains old houses built in traditional Vietnamese
style, including Linh Quan house, which was constructed 150 years ago..