Friday, August 26, 2011

Phot Exhibition Central Vietnam

Beauty of life in central Vietnam

August 26, 2011  about Uncategorized
LookAtVietnam - Old temples, towers, young couples, young girls in ao daiĆ¢€¦ are beautiful moments captured by photographers which are introduced at the Photo Exhibition of the Central and Central Highland Regions.

Young girls and spring by Nguyen Dong from Khanh Hoa province. The photo wins the
 gold medal of the 16th Photo Festival of the Central and Central Highland Regions,
which opened in Quang Ngai on August 24.

A photo by Le Minh The from Quang Ngai province, which won the silver medal.

“Twin Tower Festival” by Pham Van Chai from Binh Dinh province.

“Crossing Waves” by Dang Ke Duc from Quang Nam province.

“Happiness” by Nguyen Quang from Da Nang City.

“Go Gang palm-leaf conical hat market” by Vo Chi Ha from Binh Dinh province.

“Happiness in new wind” by Tran Vinh Nghia.

“The rhythm in sedge field” by Le Chau Dao from Phu Yen province.

“My hometown” by Dieu Chinh from Kon Tum province.

The photo festival selects 150 photos by 80 authors out of 1,375 submissions by
 211 photographers for display.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Amazing Trang An Grotto

Trang An grotto system nominated as world natural heritage

August 23, 2011  about Uncategorized
LookAtVietnam - The system of grottos named Trang An in Ninh Binh province was introduced to a delegation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on August 21, as a nominee for the world natural heritage recognition.
The UNESCO’s 300-member delegation spent a whole day to discover the grotto system. This is a chance for the UNESCO Vietnam Union to advertise the site to UNESCO’s experts.
The Trang An grotto system is evaluated to meet two criteria on global outstanding values of world heritage in terms of aesthetics and geology-geomorphology.
Called the on-land Ha Long Bay, Trang An covers 2,168 hectares. It is surrounded by limestone mountains and lagoons, which are connected by 48 caves. Besides grottos, this site covers the ancient Hoa Lu Capital and Bai Dinh pagoda, the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.
Trang An is the home to many pre-historic relics and the relics of old dynasties. Kasrt caves there were formed 4,000 years ago.
Trang An – Bai Dinh was selected as the destination for 300 delegates from over 100 countries of the 8th UNESCO World Congress, which took place in Hanoi from August 18 to 22.
Trang An’s landscapes: