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Flower boat festival, boat race attract thousands of spectators in Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa

Flower boat festival, boat race attract thousands of spectators in Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa

Sunday, February 18, 2024, 10:42 GMT+7
Flower boat festival, boat race attract thousands of spectators in Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa
Flower boats on the Dinh River in Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Thousands of residents and tourists gathered along the Dinh River in Khanh Hoa Province on Saturday to enjoy a flower boat festival featuring 28 flower boats and a boat race.

Spectators showed their excitement at the event held in Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province.

The 28 flower boats were colorful and eye-catching. Besides flowers, they were decorated with miniatures.

Meanwhile, the boat race attracted over 100 racers from communes and wards in Ninh Hoa Town. They competed a distance of 700 meters in the categories of men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles.

A Dinh River section becomes colorful thanks to the flower boats. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A Dinh River section becomes colorful thanks to the flower boats. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Le Minh Tam, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee of Ninh Hoa Town, said the flower boat festival and boat race had become an annual event attracting a huge number of residents and tourists.

It helps preserve cultural values and introduce the landscapes and people in Ninh Hoa Town. The town expected to develop the event into its typical tourism product during the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, Tam added.

A tourist from Ho Chi Minh City named Le Minh Tam said she was impressed by the flower boats and expected the local authorities to scale up the event.

Each flower boat has at least two people. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Each flower boat has at least two people. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Low-altitude fireworks are set off on flower boats. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Low-altitude fireworks are set off on flower boats. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A boat with a large heart made of coconut leaves. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A boat with a large heart made of coconut leaves. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Residents and tourists throng the banks of the Dinh River in Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Residents and tourists throng the banks of the Dinh River in Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Residents and tourists enthusiastically encourage racing teams. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Residents and tourists enthusiastically encourage racing teams. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A flower boat of Ninh Da Ward, Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A flower boat of Ninh Da Ward, Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

An artistic performance on a bridge spanning the Dinh River. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

An artistic performance on a bridge spanning the Dinh River. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Teams get ready for the boat race on the Dinh River in Khanh Hoa Province. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Teams get ready for the boat race on the Dinh River in Khanh Hoa Province. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A team joins the boat race. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

A team joins the boat race. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Racing teams receive prizes. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

Racing teams receive prizes. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre

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