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Photo exhibition promotes Vietnam world heritages

posted Jul 31, 2011, 6:55 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated Jul 31, 2011, 7:00 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
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A total of 206 photos selected from the contest themed, “World heritages in Vietnam” will be displayed at exhibitions in Hanoi and the central city of Da Nang on the occasion of National Day (September 2) and Capital Liberation Day (October 10).

The photos, taken by 138 photographers from 25 cities and provinces nationwide, will be shown in Da Nang from August 30 until September 6 and then move to Hanoi from October 10-17, the contest organisation board said on July 28.

Afterwards, they will continue to be displayed in other cities and provinces both at home and abroad.

Jointly held by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition, the Department of Cultural Heritage, the National Administration of Tourism and Vietnam Association of Photographers, the contest aimed to honour and preserve UNESCO-recognised tangible and intangible cultural and natural heritage sites in Vietnam , contributing to promoting the country’s tourism.

It attracted the participation of 2,012 works by 282 photographers, including a foreigner.

Of the most outstanding entries, 16 works were presented with awards, including one first prize, two second, three third and 10 consolation prizes.

Source: VNA
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