Several social programs are being planned; a welcome reception, an evening Water Puppetry Show and a farewell dinner. All the participants will have the chance to enjoy Vietnamese food and culture.
A one-day excursion will be organised to the magnificent Halong Bay. With its 3000 islands rising from the clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, this bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the natural marvel of Vietnam. The vegetation-covered islands are dotted with innumerable grottoes created by the wind and the waves. Ha Long means ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’. Legend has it that the islands of Halong Bay were created by great dragon who lived in the mountains. As it ran towards the coast, its flailing tail gouged out valleys and crevasses; as it plunged into the sea, the areas dug up by its tail became filled with water, leaving only bits of high land visible.