The festival will be hosted at Dak Nong’s tourist attractions including Dao Noi scenic area, Gia Nghia Town and Gia Nghia Lake.
Brocade products are displayed on the sidelines of a press conference on the brocade culture festival in Dak Nong Province. Photo by VnExpress/Khanh Tran.
Artisans from countries like Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and South Korea, all living and working in Vietnam, will take part in the festival.
Domestic participants are drawn from 14 localities including Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Cao Bang, Yen Bai, Bac Ninh (northern Vietnam), Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ngai (central region), Binh Phuoc, Tien Giang, Bac Lieu, An Giang (southern Vietnam), Kom Tum, Dak Lak and Dak Nong (Central Highlands).
Ton Ngoc Hanh, Vice Chairman of Dak Nong Province, told press the festival would not only offer artisans an opportunity to exchange experiences in brocade textile production but also seek potential markets for brocade products. “We also seek to establish a brocade village in future and a Dak Nong brocade tourism brand.”
Along with the festival, a convention calling for investment in Dak Nong’s tourism sector will be held here.
The locality will also hold a ceremony to mark the recent awarding of the title “UNESCO Global Geopark”, while hosting Miss Vietnam Tourism Competition 2020 and a brocade fashion show.
Dak Nong Geopark is the third UNESCO global geopark in Vietnam after the Dong Van karst plateau in Ha Giang Province and Non Nuoc Cao Bang in Cao Bang Province, both in the northern mountains.
Ta Dung Lake is part of the UNESCO-recognized Dak Nong Geopark in Dak Nong Province. Photo by Pham Huy Trung.
The 4,760 sq.km geopark was set up in 2015 in the districts of Krong No, Cu Jut, Dak Mil, Dak Song, and Dak G’long along Krong No River. Its most prominent feature is a volcanic cave system, which was reportedly inhabited by tribes 6,000-7,000 years ago.
The park also possesses valuable geomorphological heritages such as beautiful ponds and waterfalls and many other tangible and non-tangible cultural values.