Authorities of Bokeo Province are preparing for organizing the 20th Kapok Festival of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone.
Also known as Dok Ngiew (red cotton tree) Festival, the event will take place by the end of next month from January 25-29 to promote tourism in the northern province.
The coming event will feature Miss Kapok and Miss Tourism Lao Contests along with cultural shows, a boat racing, to be joined by rowers from Thailand, Myanmar, China and Laos.
Thousands of lanterns will be released into the night sky, light boats will be set afloat on the river, a boxing contest will be staged, and there will also be an event titled Golden Kapok Music Festival.
Kapok Star Hotel and a golf course will be opened at Phou Kiew Lom International Golf Resort. Business meetings will also be arranged to promote investment and tourism in the triangle area.
Source: Lao News Agency