Annual fruit fest opens at Suoi Tien Theme Park in HCMC

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The 16th Southern Fruit Festival opened June 1 at the Suoi Tien Theme Park in Ho Chi Minh City's District 9.

The festival, which will remain open throughout the three months of summer, is held by the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the HCMC Tourism Association.

Over 1000 tons of fruit of all kinds are expected to be consumed by millions of tourists during the annual festival.

As in previous years, this year's festival includes a floating fruit market, fruit competition and exhibition, fashion show, food booths and a fruit parade that was held during the opening ceremony.

Around 65 kinds of fruits displayed at the festival will be sold at between VND3,000-10,000 per kilogram lower than market prices, organizers said.

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