Phu Yen Tourism Day opens
Updated : Friday, July 06, 2018 3:02 PM (GMT+0700)

ThePhu Yen tourism day kicked off on July 5 with a series of programmes promotinglocal tourism potential.

The opening ceremony of the Phu Yen Tourism Day - Photo: VNA

Themed Phu Yen – anattractive and friendly destination, the five-day event includes a tourismpromotion programme with the introduction of local attractions, a cuisine andcultural exchange, a photo exhibition, and art performances.

Ho Van Tien, Director of theDepartment of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the south central province of PhuYen, said 51 units and enterprises of Phu Yen and other provinces participatedin the event with 74 booths.

Activities at the event willcreate conditions for local travel agencies to seek cooperation and businessopportunities, expand their markets and promote their image, thus contributingto boosting the Phu Yen tourism sector toward sustainable development, headded.

Phu Yen is one of the mostbeautiful provinces in the central region of the country. It has nearly 190kmof coastline bordered with zigzag mountains and dotted with many bays, lagoons,cliffs and reefs.

One of the best knowndestinations in the province is Dai Lanh Cape, which offers visitors a specialfeeling. There, one side is the green mountains and forests while the otherside is the deep ocean with its blue colour combined with the light blue colourof the sky as well as multi-shaped vertical cliffs. Under the cape is MonBeach, a very clean and stunning beach where freshwater flowing from highmountains creates a lovely picture.

Another favourite place forvisitors is Da Dia Reef which was recognised as a national heritage site.Looking like an orderly beehive, the reef is made of thousands of pentagonalrocks, causing passers-by to stop and contemplate the unusual and magnificentwork of nature.

The province has many largeand small beaches that are described as primitive. Some beaches untouched byvisitors are where local fishermen set sail to catch fish. Long Thuy Beach hasswaying coconut trees while a fishing village is located in Vung Bau Beach.Bang Beach runs along the rock reef.

Phu Yen also offers visitorsunique dishes using local food, such as girdle-cakes served with muong fish, OLoan cockles and Phu Yen steamed savory rice cakes. All these dishes haveunique flavours of Phu Yen province where human and nature are closely bonded.

In the first six months ofthis year, Phu Yen welcomed over 797,500 visitors, up 15.7 percent over thesame period last year. Foreign arrivals surged by nearly 24 percent with 20,455visits. The tourism sector’s revenue was nearly 698 billion VND (30.3 millionUSD), up 6.4 percent.


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