Thursday, 18/01/2018 10:36

Kon Tum becomes ASEAN showcase

Tradition: Costumes from people in ASEAN countries on display atg an exhibition in Kon Tum museum. — Photo
Viet Nam News

KON TUM — An exhibition on the theme of ASEAN’s Cultural Heritage started today in the Kon Tum’s museum in the Central Highlands.

The event was attended by Deputy Secretary of Laos’Attapeu Province, Mynaphon Xaysomphu, Lao students in Viet Nam and local visitors.

It is among a series of events to celebrate Vietnamese Lunar New Year, the 88th anniversary of the foundation the Viet Nam Comunist Party, the 105th anniversary of the establishment of Kon Tum province - and the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the border landmark along the border of the three Indochinese countries, Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia.

The exhibition aims to connect the cultural values of ASEAN member countries and the establishment of a peaceful, dynamic and developed region. 

Deputy chairwoman of Kon Tum’s People’s Committee, Tran Thi Nga said it was a meaningful event, an occasion to introduce the country, its people and the cultural values of ASEAN countries - and Kon Tum Province.”

The exhibition has three themes. The first features the life, landscape, culture and traditional costumes of people in ASEAN countries with 240 photos and 39 artefacts.

Another 40 photos illustrate the second theme, which reflects the deep friendship between Kon Tum Province, the southern provinces of Laos and the northeastern provinces of Cambodia.

More than 50 photos also give visitors a lively picture of Kon Tum over its 105 year history as well as the traditional cultural features of ethnic groups in the province. 

The exhibition will run until Sunday. — VNS 

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