Wednesday, 07/06/2017 08:47

Historical expo, rural market open in Quảng Nam

Ancient home: An old house is preserved in Loc Yen village in Tien Phuoc district in Quang Nam Province. The village has been launched as a new destination in the province during the 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival. VNS Photo Cong Thanh
Viet Nam News

QUANG NAM — More than 80 examples of moc ban (wood blocks) and chau ban (official administrative manuscripts) used by Kings of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945) are on display at an exhibition in Hoi An.

The exhibition presents items related to the founding of Quang Nam and Hoi An in 1471, as well as important pieces on the development of the province.

The exhibition, organised by the city’s People’s Committee in collaboration with the State Archives of Viet Nam, is part of the 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival.

Visitors can explore the carvings of Han Chinese or ancient Vietnamese Nom ideographic scripts at the city’s conservation and heritage management centre at 10B Tran Hung Dao Street in Hoi An.

The event lasts until June 16.

Both moc ban and chau ban were recognised by the UN cultural agency UNESCO as a World Documentary Heritage in the Memory of the World Programme in 2009.  

Also during the festival on June 9-14, the My Son Sanctuary in Duy Xuyen District will host an exhibition of heritages of Cham towers in the coastal central region from Hue to Ninh Thuan Province.

The Cham towers were built to honour Champa kings, who ruled the region between the 4th and 13th centuries.

Rural market launched

Tien Phuoc District in the central province of Quang Nam has debuted a rural market in Tien Ky town as a new eco-tourism site, also part of the 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival.

Vice chairman of the district Phung Van Huy said the market, which has been built on an area of 1 hectare, offers pavilions and stalls of farm produce, forestry products and local cuisine from 15 communes in the district.

Tien Phuoc is known as a centre of aloe wood and essential oil production from the aromatic wood.

Huy said the market will open daily from this month to host tourists from Hoi An, Tam Ky and Da Nang.

The district also launched the ancient village of Loc Yen as a new destination in connection with world heritage sites in Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary and world biosphere Cham Island-Hoi An in the province.

The village, which is known for its centuries-old houses with stone pathways, still preserves houses, nature and the lifestyle of the villagers from 200 years ago.

The district will host an exhibition of the best 46 photos during a photo contest of the district’s land and people from last year.

The district was established in the central province in late 1816, during the Nguyen dynasty, under the reign of King Khai Dinh. Tien Phuoc became a base for revolutionary forces during the anti-French war and was the headquarters of the liberation army during the American war. — VNS


Old characters: A picture of moc ban (wood blocks) is on display at an exhibition in Hoi An. More than 80 pictures are on display at an exhibition in the ancient city. VNS Photo Cong Thanh

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