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Vietnam hosts Khmer Ethnic Minority Cultural Festival

posted Nov 25, 2011, 7:01 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated Nov 25, 2011, 7:01 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
From 1 to 5 December 2011, Vietnam will host a triennial event of the 5th Khmer Ethnic Minority Cultural Festival in Tinh Bien district, An Giang province.

"The event will be held at the Xuan Bien Industrial Park in Tinh Bien district near the border of Vietnam and Cambodia. The reason of the event is to celebrate the cultural identity of the southern Khmer ethnic people. There will be alot of activities such as traditional costume show, Ghe Ngo (kind of boat) races, ethnic cuisine as well as a scientific seminar, an exhibition, and Vietnamese - Cambodian Khmer cross-border cultural exchanges.

It is about 125km from Phnom Penh to Tinh Bien on National Highway 2 (the main route used by tourists to travel between Vietnam and Cambodia because An Giang provice share the border with Cambodia.

Source: TTRW