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Spring journey fosters friendship with foreign diplomats

The Friendship Journey 2018 was held in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on March 10, gathering nearly 300 delegates who are ambassadors and officials of embassies of various countries in Vietnam, and representatives of friendship associations, international and non-governmental organisations in Vietnam.

Held by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), the event aimed to foster friendship between the delegates and Vietnamese people, especially locals in Thai Nguyen.

Participants visited the Museum of Vietnam Ethnic Groups' Cultures where they explored six cultural regions of Vietnam from the north to the south, as well as typical festivals, customs and traditional practices of each region.

They were also introduced to unique traditional arts of Vietnam, including water puppet, water carrying dance of Cham people, and musics of Khmer and H'Mong communities.

Visiting the Tan Cuong tea culture space centre and the ecology tea village in Thai Nguyen, the delegates had chances to experience tea processing methods as well as special cultural practices of Thai Nguyen tea growers in the famous tea production hub of Tan Cuong.

On the occasion, they planted trees in the Museum of Vietnam Ethnic Groups’ Cultures.