Returning homeland to enjoy the festival

By MINH KIET |

(QNO) - The 5th Quang Nam Cultural Heritage Festival has been a daily story of Quang Nam people in Ho Chi Minh city in the present time. In order to create a chance to experience the homeland festival flavour and visit the old house contained many unforgettable memories for their parents and children, many families has prepared a long trip to return Quang Nam to enjoy this festival.

Hoi An  Ancient Town is always in the mind and heart of the Quang Nam people living far from their homeland
Hoi An Ancient Town is always in the mind and heart of many Quang Nam people living far from their homeland

Homeland’s flavour

Mr Ho Tan Vuong has planned to visit Nha Trang city in this summer holidays with his family, but after receiving information about the festival from his friends, he decided to return Quang Nam homeland to enjoy it. “This is a good opportunity for my children to return and experience their life in Quang Nam homeland. We will visit 7ha-coconut forest, play Bai Choi (a traditional popular game of Quang Nam people) and enjoy the festival’s activities together. My children will know and understand more about the beauty and cultural tradition of their homeland. The love of the homeland will grow up in their mind through this festival,” Vuong said.

Vuong also present his parents a “significant returning home trip”. He think that living in a far place, the old people often thinking about their homeland, but it’s hard for them to return. Therefore, this festival is the best chance for his parents to carry out their desire.

Tran Anh Tu  was born and grown up  in Tam Ky city. He is now working for a  Law office in Ho Chi Minh city. After receiving information about the festival from the Press conference organized by Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee in HCMC three weeks ago, he decided to organise a “returning Quang Nam homeland journey” with his girl friend. “There will be nothing more interesting than to have a chance to be a tour-guide for my lover like this  turning home journey”, Tu shared.

Tung, Anh, Thuy, Ngọc – four students of the HCMC Musical Institute – have chosen Quang Nam province as their destination in this summer vacation just because of the 3rd International – Vietnam Choir Competition. “We will not only participate the festival, but also hope to be enjoyed the splendid moments of listening the various musical melodies in this competition. We can ourselves create an opportunity for musical exchange with international friends,” one of them said.

Quang Nam is ready to welcome visitors

According to the tourist companies and travel companies in Quang Nam province and HCMC, the number of tourists have chosen Quang Nam province as their destination in this summer holydays is higher than ever. “Beside attractive Da Nang city, the main reason is the 5th Quang Nam Cultural Heritage Festival,” said Miss Ngoc Hang  from Youth Tourist Company in Tan Binh district, HCMC.  Many Air booking offices in HCMC reported that at the present time, all air tickets from HCMC to Da Nang city were sold out.

The tourist companies and travel enterprises in Quang Nam province and HCMC said that the number of tourists have chosen Quang Nam province as their tourist destination in this  summer holyday is higher than ever. “Beside the attractive Da Nang city, the main reason is the 5th Quang Nam Cultural Heritage Festival,” said Miss Ngoc Hang  from Youth Tourist Company in Tan Binh district, HCMC.  Many Air booking offices in HCMC reported that t the present time, all air ticket from HCMC to Da Nang were sold out. “I can not buy a chief price air ticket  now. My family has 4 members. When we decided to have summer vacation in our homeland, my son had not known the summer learning schedule yet. Therefore, we bought only 3 tickets at the price of 700,000 VND per ticket. Now, we have to pay 1,900,000 VND for my son’s ticket”. Said Mrs Nguyen Thi Lan Anh (living in Phu Nhuan district, HCMC).

A prediction shows that the number of tourists to visit Da Nang and Quang Nam from now to the end of this June will increase. It may lead to “no rooms vacancy” situation. Many tourist companies in Quang Nam have calculated “check-in” plan to help tourists to have accommodation with reasonable prices.

At the press conference organised in HCMC, many reporters paid their attention to the prices of the services and room rental at some hotels and restaurants in the days of the festival. However, Mr Dinh Hai, Director of Quang Nam provincial Culture – Sports and Tourism Department, confirmed: ”This festival is a great event of the people and land of Quang Nam . We have many times organised festival and got many experiences in controlling the service prise, too. There will not be any bad behaviours and high price in meals service and room rental which bring trouble to the visitors. The provincial relevant departments and agencies have been done their best to check the services price and fee. All hotels  and restaurants in Hoi An city will post up the price and must obey the price posted up. This is also an important factor which create a successful festival for Quang Nam province”.

“Quang Nam province is ready to welcome visitors to take part in the festival. All visitors will be  enjoyed the most splendid holidays in Quang Nam,” said Mr Tran Minh Ca, Vice chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee, at the press conference.

By MINH KIET