A photo exhibition featuring Vietnam’s cultural heritage will be held on October 10 in Hanoi to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the capital city’s Liberation Day (October 10, 1954-October 10, 2011).
The event aims to review and present awards to winners of a photo competition which was launched from January to July, 2011. The exhibition attracted 282 photographers from 38 provinces and cities nationwide with a total of 2010 pieces of artwork.
They focus on Vietnam’s intangible and tangible heritages which have been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), such as the complex of Hue Relics, My Son Relics, Hoi An ancient streets, Thang Long Royal Citadel, Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Nha Nhac (Hue Royal Court Music), the Central Highlands’ gong culture, Bac Ninh folk songs, Ca Tru (ceremonial singing), Giong festival at Phu Dong and Soc temples.
The jury has selected 16 photos for one first prize, two second prizes, three third prizes and ten consolation prizes, the first prize winner is Tran Viet Van from Hanoi.
The selected photos will be exhibited in some cities, both at home and abroad to promote tourism and raise public awareness of Vietnam’s efforts to preserve its heritage.
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