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2nd Brocade Culture Festival opens

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The 2nd Brocade Culture Festival opened in Gia Nghia City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on November 24.

An art performance in the opening ceremony (Photo: daknong.gov.vn)

An art performance in the opening ceremony (Photo: daknong.gov.vn)

The festival includes many activities, including highlight events of the festival to honor the traditional brocade products of Vietnam's ethnic minorities, a conference promoting and calling for investment in tourism projects in 2020, a ceremony of receiving the UNESCO's recognition certificate for Dak Nong Geopark as UNESCO Global Geopark, Miss Tourism Vietnam 2020 beauty contest.
The festival aims to honor artisans, traditional craft villages and famous silk and brocade making areas at home and abroad; and encourage ethnic minorities to preserve and promote their traditional cultural characteristics and look for market opportunities. The provincial authorities also hopes the event will be a chance for the tourism development of Dak Nong.
The 2nd Brocade Culture Festival will run until November 29.
Dak Nong Geopark covering on an area of more than 4,700km2, stretching over 5 districts of Krong No, Cu Jut, Dak Mil, Dak Song, Dak G'Long and Gia Nghia town has been recognized as UNESCO’s Global Geopark at the 209th session of the UNESCO Executive Board held in Paris, France on July 7.
Located in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, Dak Nong Geological Park covers on an area of more than 4,700km2, stretching over 5 districts of Krong No, Cu Jut, Dak Mil, Dak Song, Dak G'Long and Gia Nghia town. It is home of a rich flora and fauna system with many varieties, precious and rare species. The most special feature of the park is Krong No volcanic cave system which was found in 2007 with nearly 50 caves and the total length of 10,000 meters. It has been recorded as the longest one in the Southeast Asian by the Japan Volcanic Cave Association. Scientists discovered the traces of prehistoric people around 6000-7000 years ago in the volcanic cave area.
Meanwhile Miss Tourism Vietnam 2020 is be organized in Gia Nghia City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong from November 17-28. This year’s contest themed “The Sounds of Earth” will promote eco-friendly costumes featuring the main colors of green and yellow and patterns of flowers and butterflies, aiming at raising people’s awareness of environmental protection.

By Dong Nguyen – Translated by Kim Khanh

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