Khmer cultural, sport festival going vibrant
Update: Apr 16, 2014
The fifth Khmer cultural and sport festival took place in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on April 12-13 on the occasion of the upcoming Chol Chnam Thmay - their traditional New Year festival. 

In the limelight was a Ngo boat racing competition - a traditional sport event among the Khmer community, drawing four teams from the districts of Tam Binh, Tra On, Vung Liem and Binh Minh township.

A “Tam ban” (Sampan) boat race unique to the southern region was also held for the first time with 13 teams taking part.

Notably, a traditional culinary festival of Kinh, Chinese and Khmer ethnic groups drew eight teams who competed in cooking their traditional dishes. Over 10 special dishes were on offer ultimately.

Community events like music and dance performances, photo exhibitions and folk games also entertained visitors.