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Mui Ne dune shot wins world’s best fun photo contest

A picture of children playing with old motorcycle tires has won an international photo competition about people having a good time. 

Children here are poor, they are not familiar with modern electronic devices like the children in the city. They work hard but theyre always happy, and their joy comes even with simple games, Tran Tuan Viet said about his photo taken at a dune in southern Binh Thuan Province, which is the winner of #Fun2020 photo competition organized by Agora, a platform for global photographers. Tran plans to donate the $1,000 prize money to support the Covid-19 fight in Vietnam. Photo by Agora/trantuanviet.

Speaking about his photo taken at a dune in Mui Ne Town of the central province of Binh Thuan, Tran Tuan Viet, the winner of the #Fun2020 photo competition organized by Agora, a platform for global photographers, says: “The children here are poor, they are not familiar with modern electronic devices like children in the city. They work hard but are always happy, and get joy even from simple games.”  He plans to donate the $1,000 prize money to support the Covid-19 fight in Vietnam. Photo by Agora/trantuanviet.

The list of 50 finalist featured several photos taken in Vietnam. This photo, Hello Vietnam, was taken by Andy Lam, saying the time you enjoy wasting and having fun is not wasted time. Photo by Agora/andylam.

The list of 50 finalists featured several photos taken in Vietnam. The above photo, “Hello Vietnam”, was taken by Andy Lam, who says the time you enjoy having fun is not wasted time.The global community of photographers in Agora were asked what fun means to them, and they shot the most cheerful photographs they could to remind people about happiness. Photo by Agora/andylam.

Dream football is the moment of children playing football on a harvested field in southern Tay Ninh Province. Photo by Agora/tuan1368.

“Dream Football” in which children play football on a harvested field in the southern Tay Ninh Province. Photo by Agora/tuan1368.

Shot of local children wearing traditional clothes in the Lunar New Year Break in northern Moc Chau Province is also in the top 50 finalists. Photo by Agora/nguyenvuphuoc.

This shot of children in traditional clothes during the Lunar New Year holidays in the northern Moc Chau Province was also among the 50 finalists. Photo by Agora/nguyenvuphuoc

Moment of children in southern Ninh Thuan province flying a kite is one of the best photo in the competition. Photo by Agora/phamhuytrung.

Children in the central province of Ninh Thuan fly a kite is what was one of the best photos entered in the contest. Photo by Agora/phamhuytrung.

Although hes more than 90 years old, hes still in great shape. I pictured him just before he went to get water in the nearby river, Tuan Ngoc said about his photo of a man in Buon Ma Thuat Town in the Central Highlands. Photo by Agora/tuanngocphoto.

Tuan Ngoc says about his photo of a man in Buon Ma Thuot Town in the Central Highlands: “Though he is more than 90 years old, he is still in great shape. I pictured him just before he went to get water from a nearby river.” Photo by Agora/tuanngocphoto.

The Central Highlands Gong Festival, which usually takes place at the end of November to promote the region’s Gong culture, a UNESCO-recognized heritage. Photo by Agora/phamchiconghp.

The Central Highlands’ Gong Festival, celebrated at the end of November every year to promote the region’s gong culture, a UNESCO-recognized heritage. Photo by Agora/phamchiconghp.

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Vietnamese literary classic depicted on French postage stamp

Painting inspired by Nguyen Du’s epic poem, “The Tale of Kieu”, has been included on French postage stamps as part of a commemorative exhibit in Paris.

“Cung Dan Bac Menh” (Ill-fated Melody) by painter Ngoc Mai appears on French “green letter” stamps. These are commonly used for non-urgent letters of less than 20 grams.

Ngoc Mai and Cung Dan Bac Menh painting. Photo by VnExpress/Thoai Ha.

Ngoc Mai with “Cung Dan Bac Menh”. Photo by VnExpress/Thoai Ha.

The postage stamps are introduced at the “The Tale of Kieu and Its Translations” exhibition in Paris, as part of activities marking the great poet Nguyen Du’s 255th birthday and commemorating his 200th death anniversary.

Throughout the years, Nguyen Du’s masterpiece has been translated into different languages and is considered to belong to the world literary canon, like the works of Cervantes, Chekhov, Shakespeare and Goethe.

The 3,254-line poem has also been adapted to various art forms by Vietnamese living in Vietnam, as well as foreign artists and overseas Vietnamese abroad.

The exhibition from September 12-26 also includes a set of stamps illustrated by German painter Claudia Borchers.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/vietnamese-literary-classic-depicted-on-french-postage-stamp-4167234.html

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Photo exhibition celebrates 75th anniversary of Southern Resistance War

 

A photo exhibition in HCM City is part of the city’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of the start of the South Resistance War (September 23, 1945). The event includes a series of colour photos capturing the development of HCM City. Highlighted pictures are about the city’s economy, culture and lifestyles. VNA/ Photo

HCM CITYA photo exhibition about the history and development of the South is being held as part of the city’s cultural activities to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the South Resistance War (September 23, 1945). 

The event features 200 black-and-white and colour photos highlighting the heroic, resilient and brave spirit of the southern people and soldiers during the nine-year resistance war against the French colonialists with the final battle at Điện Biên Phủ in 1954. 

Works displaying the activities of people and soldiers in Sài Gòn (now HCM City) are featured.

The event also includes a series of colour photos capturing HCM City’s recent development. The photos portray the solidarity, creativity and affection of the people to build their land. Highlighted pictures are about the city’s economy, culture and lifestyles. 

“From the photos, I understand more about the southern people and soldiers, mostly poor farmers, following the August 1945 Revolution, to join the country to end the war against the French with the victory at Điện Biên Phủ Battle in 1954,” said Nguyễn Trung Tín, a first-year student at the HCM City University of Law, who visited the event this week.

The exhibition, organised by the city People’s Committee, is being held at Lam Sơn Park, Chi Lăng Park and Đồng Khởi Street in District 1. It will run through 30 September. 

 

 

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/772768/photo-exhibition-celebrates-75th-anniversary-of-southern-resistance-war.html

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Vietnamese tourism targets safety to develop sustainably

Tourists at Vinpearl Safari Phú Quốc. Many tourists enjoy vacations at resorts due to the high safety standards. Photo courtesy of Vinpearl

HÀ NỘI – Tourism experts and managers decided that Viet Nam’s tourism industry should develop with the motto ‘safety and attraction’ at a conference held on Thursday in Hà Nội.

Việt Nam has gone 23 days with no community cases of COVID-19, so it was time to start rebuilding the tourism industry. The conference was held by the Việt Nam National Tourism Administration (VNAT) and VnExpress online newspaper.

Hà Văn Siêu, vice chairman of VNAT, acknowledged that local tourism promotions launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism had made a positive impact. The tourism industry revived rapidly between May and July. However, when a COVID-19 outbreak was detected in Đà Nẵng in July, domestic tourism once again faced challenges.

“We have many experiences to learn from, and we put top priority on guaranteeing safety for travellers,” Siêu said.

“Apart from safety, we will also focus on attractions. Localities should launch new promotions and connect with neighbouring destinations.”

Vũ Thế Bình, vice chairman of the Việt Nam Tourism Association, said the coronavirus pandemic was an unprecedented crisis for the tourism industry around the world, but it was time to revive the industry in the ‘new normal’.

“If we promote tourism in the normal way, we can’t solve the problems,” Bình said. “Enterprises have to focus on service quality, and tourists can enjoy new products or old tours with a fresh twist.”

“I think we can use technology to renovate tourism and bring new experiences to travellers,” Bình said.

Nguyễn Xuân Bình, vice director of  Đà Nẵng’s Tourism Department, said that life had returned to normal in the coastal city.

“We have sent surveys to tourists to ask about their experiences, wishes and suggestions,” he said.

“A competition themed “Remembering Đà Nẵng” will kick off soon to ask travellers to share their memorable moments during their vacations or even if they got stuck in Đà Nẵng.”

“We will create new tours and launch a campaign to develop tourism in the long term,” said Bình.

Vietnam Airlines, Vin Group, Sun Group and Alma Group agreed with VNAT’s plan to put safety first.

On the occasion, these groups also presented their strategies and promotions to attract tourists in the last quarter of the year and following years.

Accordingly, Vin Group has completed the four Vin Wonders, theme parks in Nha Trang, Phú Quốc, Nam Hội An and Hải Phòng.

Đặng Thanh Thủy, vice general director of Vin Group, said the group had concentrated on providing impressively unique experiences at each destination.

“Tourists will have a chance to enjoy international standard services with 50-70 per cent discounts.”

“In the next three years, we want to make Vinpearl Phú Quốc a must-see global destination with remarkable services and programmes.”

 

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/772767/vietnamese-tourism-targets-safety-to-develop-sustainably.html

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