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Photo exhibition on heritage and tourism opens in Hue

By Nhan Tam

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THUA THIEN-HUE – Saigon Tiep Thi, a publication of the Saigon Times Group, in collaboration with the Tourism Department of Thua Thien-Hue Province, opened the “Heritage and You” photo exhibition this morning, November 18.

The exhibition is on at the Song Huong (Perfume River) Theater in Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province, to promote the country’s heritage and encourage safe tourism.

The “Heritage and You” exhibition features 50 photos, divided into three categories: Heritage and You – Together with Vietnam’s Tourism, Vietnam’s Impressions, and Hue’s Identities.

Delegates cut the ribbon to launch the “Heritage and You” photo exhibition – PHOTO: NHAN TAM

The Vietnam’s Impressions category introduces the winning photos of the “Top 7 Vietnam” photo contest held by Saigon Tiep Thi. The competition selected the most impressive attractions in Vietnam, including the top seven attractions with breathtaking sceneries, the top seven venues with beautiful city views at night, the top seven marvelous waterfalls, the top seven magnificent mountain passes and the top seven destinations with extravagant aerial views.

The Hue’s Identities category enables visitors to learn about the traditional culture of Hue City, while the Heritage and You – Together with Vietnam’s Tourism category features photos of the country’s heritage sites that readers of Saigon Tiep Thi submitted from July to October 2021.

Two visitors look at a photo displayed at the exhibition – PHOTO: NHAN TAM

With sponsorship from TC Motors, the “Heritage and You” photo exhibition is being held at the same time as the “Thua Thien-Hue — destination of filmmakers” exhibition. Through the exhibitions, the government of Thua Thien-Hue Province and Saigon Tiep Thi aim to honor the cultural heritage and help the tourism sector recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

They are part of the 22nd Vietnam Film Festival jointly organized by the Vietnam Cinema Department and the Culture and Sports Department of Thua Thien-Hue Province from November 18 to 20.

“The “Heritage and You” and “Thua Thien-Hue — destination of filmmakers” exhibitions will contribute to raising public awareness over protecting and preserving cultural and historical heritage. It will also lend a helping hand to the country’s efforts to help the tourism industry, which has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic over the past two years,” Ta Quang Dong, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said at the opening ceremony of the exhibitions.

The “Heritage and You” photo exhibition takes place at the Perfume River Theater, No. 1 Le Loi Street, Vinh Ninh Ward, Hue City – PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER

“The exhibitions call on people to protect the cultural and historical heritage of Hue and the entire country. Through the beautiful photos of Hue and other regions across the country, we want to encourage people to travel safely, contributing to the recovery of the country’s smoke-free industry,” said Nguyen Van Phuc, deputy director of the Tourism Department of Thua Thien-Hue Province.

The Vietnam Film Festival has returned to the central city of Hue for the first time since it was first held in 1999.

With the slogan “Building a cultural, modern and humanitarian film industry”, this year’s event brings together a variety of cinematic works describing life from different perspectives. It is also an opportunity for the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to introduce its rich culture, historical relics, famous places of interest, as well as Hue – the city of unique heritage, festival and tourism.

For the first time, the Vietnam Film Festival is being virtually organized. A total of 128 films of 42 units will be screened at the festival, comprising 26 feature films, 56 documentaries, 15 science films, and 31 cartoons.

Besides the “Heritage and You” and “Thua Thien-Hue — destination of filmmakers” exhibitions, the 22nd Vietnam Film Festival will comprise other side events such as an ao dai (Vietnam’s traditional long dress) show.

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