International festival of Vietnamese traditional martial arts 2012
Update: Jul 31, 2012
(TITC) - From 1-3 August 2012, the forth international festival of Vietnamese traditional martial arts 2012 will be held in Quy Nhon City (Binh Dinh Province) by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with People's Committee of Binh Dinh Province.

This event aims to preserve and promote unique values of Vietnamese martial arts and create opportunities for domestic and international martial arts delegations to meet and exchange experience.


The festival is expected to attract a large number of martial arts master, instructors, athletes from 40 domestic delegations and 50 international delegations. Performance contents include: performing with bare hands and weapons; competing each other by bare hand, bare hands with weapons, and weapons with weapons.


In the framework of festival, many  other unique activities will be also held such as: hat tuong (classical opera), Binh Dinh folk bai choi festival; Miss Marital Arts contest; Vietnamese traditional martial arts street festival; workshop with the theme "Enhancing Vietnamese martial arts" and establishment of the International Committee of Vietnamese Traditional Martial Arts Federation; photo exhibition of Vietnamese traditional martial arts; Binh Dinh culinary program; tours to traditional martial arts villages; Han Mac Tu - Xuan Dieu's poetry night...


Especially, during the festival, Organization Board will set up a press center to facilitate for journalists in advertising  the event.


Along with the preparation for the forth international festival of Vietnamese traditional martial arts, Binh Dinh Province are also focusing on promoting some specific local festivals (Dong Da victory festival, Go market festival, bai choi festival...) to create new tourism products, attract more tourists to Binh Dinh. In 2011, Binh Dinh welcomed nearly 1.2 million tourist arrivals, up 21% over 2010, of which international tourists was more than 94 thousand arrivals, total tourism revenues reached nearly VND 363 billion. For in the first quarter of 2012 only, total tourists to Binh Dinh was estimated at nearly 420 thousand arrivals, up 29% over the same period of 2011.


Thu Giang