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Southern Fruit Festival kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, June 02, 2019, 15:41 GMT+7
Southern Fruit Festival kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City
A parade takes place during the 15th Southern Fruit Festival 31 at Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, June 1, 2019. Photo: Nguyen Tri / Tuoi Tre

The 15th Southern Fruit Festival started in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, featuring a wide variety of specialties, as well as giant fruits, coming from many provinces across Vietnam. 

The event is scheduled to take place from June 1 to August 31 at Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9.

Visitors are given an opportunity to see such unique and gigantic fruits as a pumpkin weighing 100 kilograms, 70-kilogram squashs, 15-kilogram coconuts, seven-kilogram lemons, and two-kilogram peppers.

Various types of exotic fruit are believed to attract the attention of festival goers.

Buyers are also able to purchase all kinds of fruit that are 20 to 30 percent cheaper than their average prices.

Multiple contests will be taking place within the framework of the festival.

The area within the festival venue where fruits are sold at discount prices

The area within the festival venue where fruits are sold at discount prices

The festival also features fruit parades and exhibitions as well as performances by local bartenders and artists.

The Southern Fruit Festival is an annual event aimed at introducing the diverse and signature fruits of various localities throughout Vietnam, as well as praising the hard work of local farmers.

The event is organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of Industry and Trade, and management of Suoi Tien Theme Park.

Visitors browse for products at the festival.

Visitors browse for products at the festival.

Visitors browse for products at the festival.

Visitors browse for products at the festival.

A stall selling milky plum at VND18,000 (US$0.7) per kilogram

A stall selling milky plums at VND18,000 (US$0.7) per kilogram

Visitors check out exotic fruits at the event.

Visitors check out exotic fruits at the event.

A giant squash originating from the south-central province of Binh Dinh

A giant squash originating from the south-central province of Binh Dinh
Purple pepinos are sole at the festival.
Purple pepinos are sold at the festival.

‘Tha la,’ or cannonball tree fruits, originating from the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang

‘Tha la,’ or cannonball tree fruits, originating from the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang

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