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Quang Ngai (VNA) – As many as 110 young expats to the annual Vietnam Summer Camp 2016 visited My Son relic site in the central province of Quang Ngai on July 20.

They offered incense to 504 civilians who lost their lives to the US army’s massacre on March 16, 1968.

Pham Ngoc Huyen from Cambodia said she has learnt more about the heritage and relics of Vietnam, its land and people during the visit, adding that she will tell her friends about the Vietnamese culture and history upon return.

The camp is organised by the Ho Chi Minh City’s Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to bring the youth living abroad closer to their home country with a host of activities held in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat city in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong.

The four-day event attracted Vietnamese teenagers and young adults living in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, the US, Russia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and so on, alongside those from Ho Chi Minh City.

They will visit a number of beauty spots in the country and discover unique local cultures.

They will be offered a chance to experience daily life on a farm on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City and learn about the work of embroidery artists, the craft and tradition of Gong Culture, and how to grow and harvest strawberries in Da Lat city.

The camp has welcomed around 650 youths from 20 countries and territories worldwide over the past 11 years.-VNA