Miss Vietnam 2012 Dang Thu Thao (C) takes part in the Ao Dai and Flower Festival.
An Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) and flower festival took place at Dam Sen Park in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 11 on International Women's Day to honor the beauty of Vietnamese women and celebrate the famous local tunic.
The HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Toursim cooperated with the city Department of Train and Education to organize the two day event that started on March 8
The event included the participation of renowned local designers Si Hoang, Cong Tri, Vo Viet Chung and Thuan Viet.
Mini contests such as an ao dai drawing competition and beauty pageants accompanied were included in the festival.