Green Heritage Culture and Tourism Week launches hinh anh 1Misterious beauty of Va Cave in Quang Binh province. (Photo: organising board)

Hanoi (VNA)“The Convergence of Humans and Nature” is the theme of the Green Heritage Culture Tourism Week which is running at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts at No.2 Hoa Lu Street in Hanoi.

The November 21-23 event aims to celebrate Vietnam Heritage Day (November 23). Along with popularising Vietnamese culture and tourism, the week also aims to raise public awareness about environmental and biodiversity protection.

A kaleidoscopic patchwork of Vietnam’s natural heritage will be introduced at the “Impressions of Vietnamese Natural Heritage Sites” exhibition which features bio-diversity, typical cultures and local livelihoods in tandem with the environment.

The exhibition also honours the traditional values of ethnic minority groups in localities along the Cau river, including Bac Can, Thai Nguyen, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh and Hai Duong.

Additionally, 100 photos from the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017 will be exhibited. They were selected from 2,479 entries submitted by 66 photographers nationwide, capturing nature, life, and tangible and intangible cultural heritages.

A local exhibition zone at the event introduces values of natural heritage sites, especially those recognised by UNESCO as world natural heritages like Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh province), Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Quang Binh province), Trang An Landscape Complex (Ninh Binh province), Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve (Hai Phong city) and Cat Tien Biosphere Reserve (Dong Nai province).

The move also helps popularise local tourism.

Other activities held in the framework of the week are “Children with Natural Heritage” painting festival and the “Youth with Natural Heritage” contest.-VNA