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“Discover Vietnam” photo exhibition opens

Hanoi, January 6 (VNA) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) opened a photo exhibition themed “Discover Vietnam” in Hanoi on January 6, displaying 100 best items selected from a competition launched in August 2015.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of MoCST and head of the competition’s steering committee Vuong Duy Bien said the photo contest and the subsequent exhibition were among activities to carry out the 2015 national tourism promotion project.

The events aimed at introducing the beauty of Vietnam’s landscapes, traditional culture, and people to international friends.

After two months, the contest received over 4,200 entries from more than 960 authors from in and outside the country.

At the exhibition, the organising board presented one first prize, two second prizes, three third prizes and five consolation prizes. The first prize came to “ Kham pha de bao ve ran san ho “ ( Discover to protect coral reef) by Pham Van Thanh from the central coastal province of Binh Thuan.

The photo show runs at No. 29 Hang Bai Street until January 13.