Sa Dec ornamental flower festival attracts a record number of tourists

DONG THAP – Sa Dec flower and ornamental festival attracted more than 245,000 visitors in 7 days, a record level compared to festivals held in the West.

The event was organized by the People’s Committee of Dong Thap province at the 950-hectare Sa Dec flower village, lasting from December 30, 2023 to January 5.

Mr. Huynh Minh Tuan, Vice Chairman of Dong Thap Provincial People’s Committee, said the event has spread the potential and strengths of the hundred-year-old flower village, developed agricultural tourism, and contributed to promoting the local image.

Tourists take commemorative photos at the Sa Dec Ornamental Flower Festival.  Photo: Ngoc Tai
Tourists take commemorative photos at the Sa Dec Ornamental Flower Festival. Photo: Ngoc Tai

During the festival, farmers consume about 300,000 flower baskets with a total revenue from tourism of nearly 100 billion VND. The cost of organizing the festival is more than 18 billion VND, 2/3 of which is socialization sources.

Sa Dec flower village is located on the Tien River with 4,000 households producing ornamental flowers, revenue in 2022 is about 3,000 billion VND. Originating from growing roses, now the largest flower village in the West has more than 2,000 types of ornamental flowers.

In the past two years, Dong Thap has organized many festivals such as lotus, pangasius, mango, and tangerine. Provinces in the region also organize Ca Mau ao dai, rice, and shrimp festivals. These festivals attract 20,000 – 200,000 visitors.

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