The choir troupe PSM Unpar Tabela Harati from Indonesia has won the Grand Prize of the 4 th International Vietnam Choir Competition hosted by the German Interkultur and the city of Hoi An, central Quang Nam province.

During the award ceremony held in Hoi An on May 2, 41 gold and 12 silver medals were presented for 13 events in six categories.

International groups in their traditional costumes took part in a parade through main streets of the city after the ceremony.

Held between April 29 and May 3, the competition attracted the participation of 45 choirs from 15 countries worldwide who have competed in six categories: male choir, female choir, mixed choir, chamber choir, sacred choir and folklore choir.

This is the third time Hoi An hosted the event since 2011.

Hoi An City is a tourist hot spot famous for its renowned historic old town and long beaches.

In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO and hailed as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences.-VNA