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ASEAN Village to be held in town
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ASEAN Village to be held in town

Tourists buy food at the Saigon Central Market at Zone B of September 23 Park in District 1. The ASEAN Village will take place from September 21 to 24 at the park, featuring numerous food stalls - PHOTO: HOANG PHONG

 The HCMC Department of External Affairs in partnership with the Consulates General of 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member nations will organize the ASEAN Village for the first time from September 21 to 24 to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and 22 years since Vietnam joined the bloc, local media reports.

The event, which will take place at Zone B of September 23 Park in District 1, is envisaged to create a venue for cultural exchange, trade and tourism promotion of the 10 ASEAN countries.

The event will feature a wide range of exciting activities such as art performances, folk games, food court and booth displays of cultural products in an effort to strengthen the development of tourism of ASEAN countries and promote traditional and contemporary cultural values of these countries.

The four-day festival is expected to attract around 500,000 visitors in the city and residents from ASEAN countries who are living and studying in the city.

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