Cultures of ASEAN and dialogue partners exhibited in Quang Ninh hinh anh 1Delegates cut ribbon to open the exhibition (Source: VNA)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – An exhibition featuring cultures of ASEAN member countries and their dialogue partners was opened in northern Quang Ninh province on January 12 on the occasion of the 2019 ASEAN Tourism Forum.

Over 200 documents and objects depict vividly cultures of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Russia.

They introduce visitors to natural landscapes, people, culture, handicraft making, costumes, cuisines, traditional costumes, festivals, and folk rituals of each country.

There are spaces for interaction with visitors where Henna art of Malaysia and Batik art of Indonesia are introduced.

The exhibition will last till March 12.

The ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 (ATF 2019) will take place in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh, from January 14-18. 

With the theme of “ASEAN – The Power of One”, the forum is in line with ASEAN cooperation, towards a “One Vision, One Identity, One Community” bloc.

In the ASEAN community, Vietnam’s tourism is closely linked with other member countries, aiming at prosperity and sustainable development.

The ATF, established in 1981, is a regional effort to promote ASEAN as one tourist destination. The annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member states.

This year, the event will also include India, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Russia and China.

Its main activities include the ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meetings, ASEAN Tourism Conference, Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) and tours discovering UNESCO-recognised world natural heritage Ha Long Bay and neighbouring destinations.-VNA