April 22, 2018 | 01:06 pm GMT+7 Two dragon boats practicing to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Television pictures showed one of the long, narrow boats packed with paddlers going over on Saturday on a stretch of a river near the city of Guilin where the current appeared to be strong. Another dragon boat arrived at the scene, also full of paddlers, and it too capsized, the pictures showed. Xinhua said 57 people had gone into the water and 200 rescuers were sent to help. The rescue effort went on late into the night. The accident happened where two flows of the river converge causing a powerful current, the CCTV broadcaster said. Most of those who went into the river were not wearing life jackets, media reported. Two people had been detained in connection with the accident, Xinhua said. Dragon boat racing is popular in various parts of Asia and the Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday … [Read more...] about Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed
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Traditionally, a great many Vietnamese festivals are centered on worshipping, good luck, or showing gratitude. On these occasions, there are many peripheral activities, including arts performances, sporting events and the consumption of food and drink. Those attending enjoy the extra attractions as part of the festival, but if it were not for the central theme the festival would never have taken place. There are still a myriad of traditional festivals in Vietnam, but more and more are being organised to attract tourists and the commercial benefits they bring. The notably successful ones build on already popular and internationally well-known natural or historical man-made 'themes'. Hue Festival is closely related to the old citadel, the imperial tombs, pagodas and temples. Quang Ninh Festival relies an Ha Long Bay, and Hoi An Festival is dependant on the old Chinese and Japanese quarters of the town. … [Read more...] about International Dragon Boat Racing in Danang, Why Not?
HCM CITY (VNS) — Famed TV chef Martin Yan impressed audiences recently with his demonstrations of traditional Chinese cooking at Ngan Dinh Restaurant last Saturday and at Cafe Central An Dong at the Windsor Plaza Hotel on Sunday. The demo was held to celebrate this year's Dragon Boat Festival, which took place on May 5 on the Lunar Calendar. It is a folk festival that has been held for more than 2,000 year, and one of the most important festivals in China as well as Viet Nam. Eating rice dumplings and holding dragon boat races are traditional parts of the festival. … [Read more...] about TV chef wows at the Windsor Hotel
VGP - Carnival in Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, "Tam Giang Wave" Festival in Huế, "Đồ Sơn- The Sea is Calling " Tourism Festival 2010 in Hải Phòng, and the Sa Pa Tourism Week are attracting more and more tourists. On May 1, in Hạ Long City, the Quảng Ninh People's Committee held the Carnival - the focal point of the 2010 Hạ Long Tourism Festival. The Carnival was featured with a distinctive dance named "Hạ Long Samba." The provincial leaders, residents and visitors disguised themselves as characters in fairy tales, flowers and animals and then made a street parade. For the first time, lively images of the 1,000-year-old capital city of Hà Nội, its symbols and young girls in traditional long dresses appeared in the Carnival. Unique and attractive "Tam Giang Waves" The same day, in Quảng Lợi Commune, the People's Committee of Quảng Điền District, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province organized the cultural and arts festival named "Tam Giang Waves." The festival's key features include an artistic photo … [Read more...] about Effervescent tourism festivals nationwide