ĐẮK LẮK — The Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Đắk Lắk is ready for the 7th Buôn Ma Thuột Coffee Festival which will begin tomorrow (March 9), according to its Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Organised in Buôn Ma Thuột City and Buôn Đôn and Lắk districts, the biennial festival will have a coffee exhibition, street festival, and elephant and boat races. It will include a Tây Nguyên cuisine competition and a photo exhibition about the 44th anniversary of the Buôn Ma Thuột victory.
For the first time, the province will organise a Vietnamese specialty coffee competition and an exhibition about global coffee history, and open a Buôn Mê Thuột coffee book street at the festival. The festival will end on March 16.
Đắk Lắk, the country’s largest coffee producer, has many tourism sites and a diverse culture of more than 40 ethnic minorities. The sites include Yok Đông National Park, Lắk and Ea Kao lakes, Đôn Village with domestic elephants, and the palace of Việt Nam’s last king, Bảo Đại. — VNS