A two-day festival with the Dong Hoa Hiep ancient village at its centre took place in Cai Be district, the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, on August 20 and 21, drawing a host of domestic and foreign visitors.
The festival is one of the key activities in a coordination programme between Tien Giang province and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that aims to promote local ecotourism potentials in association with preserving ancient houses in the region.
Dong Hoa Hiep village, which dates back to the early 19th century, is one of the four ancient villages in Vietnam that receive conservation assistance from JICA.
Besides regular festivities such as folk art performances, sport and games, the festival included contests in making local specialities and arranging fruit trays.
On this occasion, the province inaugurated three facilities to serve tourists worth 1.94 billion VND (92,400 USD) financed by JICA in Dong Hoa Hiep village, including a guest house and a wharf.