The 2013 Tuan Chau – Ha Long Asian Women’s Beach Volleyball Tournament opened on April 25 in Ha Long City, northeast province of Quang Ninh.

The four-day tournament, which is part of the competition system of the Asian Beach Volleyball Confederation, is an activity welcoming the 2013 Ha Long Carnival, which takes place on April 27.

This year’s tournament drew the participation of 12 teams from seven countries and territories, including China, Japan, Australia and Thailand.

After the opening ceremony, a match between Vietnam and Thailand took place with a 2-0 victory for the later.

The same day, the Quang Ninh Literature and Arts Association held a photo exhibition themed “Quang Ninh: Integration and development 2013.”

More than 200 works were on display.-VNA