Thousands attend food, music festival at famous beach in Hoi An

Thousands of visitors, including many foreigners, gathered at a famous beach in Hoi An City, located in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam, for a food and music festival on Saturday.

The 2020 An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival was organized at the namesake beach in Cam An Ward, Hoi An City by the Quang Nam Chef Association, in coordination with 21 local restaurants.
 
The number of participants was three times higher than expected, according to organizers.
 
“We expected only 1,000 visitors, but the real number was around 2,500-3,000. This showed that the festival was a big success,” said Le Ngoc Thuan, owner of Shore Club An Bang Restaurant and a member of the organizing board.
 
Many of the participants were foreigners living in Hoi An and the central city of Da Nang.
 
At the event, visitors had a chance to taste delicious foods cooked by 21 leading chefs and enjoy live music while having a relaxing time on the beach.
 
The festival helped attract a large number of visitors to An Bang Beach and Hoi An City in general, especially after the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic.
 
The first edition of the An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival was held in 2019.
 
It will continue to be organized annually in the future as part of many events aimed at boosting local tourism.
 
An Bang Beach
 

An Bang Beach
Visitors enjoy food and music on the beach at the 2020 An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, July 18, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre

An Bang Beach
A band perform at the 2020 An Bang Beach Food & Music Festival in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, July 18, 2020. Photo: B.D. / Tuoi Tre
 

Posted at 2020 Jul 19 20:18

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