Ninh Binh Province to hold Hoa Lu Festival in late April
Update: Apr 06, 2018
The northern province of Ninh Binh is planning a wide range of activities to celebrate the Hoa Lu Festival, scheduled for April 24-27, and mark the 1050th anniversary of Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang’s naming of the country as Dai Co Viet.

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex

The activities will include cultural exchanges between the former Vietnamese imperial capitals and other provinces as well as Asan, a city in the Republic of Korea, and Oudomxay province in Laos.

A workshop will also be held to discuss the role of the Dai Co Viet Empire in the history of Viet Nam.

On this occasion, Ninh Binh province will stage a photo exhibition on the beauty of the local people and landscape, a popular song and dance programme and various temple festivals.

For the first time, Ninh Binh province will hold a tourism week to promote the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

After Dinh Bo Linh defeated the 12 warlords, he ascended the throne in 968 and named the country Dai Co Viet, meaning Great Buddhist Viet, thereby establishing the first imperial dynasty in Viet Nam.

The capital of Dai Co Viet is located in Hoa Lu in modern-day Ninh Binh Province.