Exhibition features beauty of Hoang Sa Flotilla’s homeland hinh anh 1Binh Chau fishing market (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The beauty of the central coastal province of Quang Ngai, homeland of the Hoang Sa Flotilla, has been featured through 150 art works at a photographic exhibition which opened in Hanoi on March 12.

At the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien said that the nine-day event will help encourage patriotism among Vietnamese people.

He hoped that similar exhibitions will be held in different localities to introduce creative and artistic photographs to the public.

Visitors to the exhibition have a chance to enjoy inspired photographs describing gorgeous landscapes, interesting people, cultural and historical sites, as well as sea and islands of the Hoang Sa Flotilla’s homeland.

Established by the Nguyen dynasty in the first half of the 17th century, the Hoang Sa Flotilla was the first feudal state controlled group exercising management and protection in the East Sea. It is a forceful evidence of Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.

Today, local fishermen - descendants of the Hoang Sa navy soldiers, make their own concerted efforts to protect the nation’s seas and islands.-VNA