Keeping history alive: A historic house is preserved by Loc Yen villagers (Photo:VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) - The central province of Quang Nam has launched a photo contest highlighting the beauty of the Tien Phuoc region. The contest will run from September to February.

Tien Phuoc District’s Culture and Information Centre said the competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers, journalists and freelancers nationwide, as well as to overseas Vietnamese.

The event’s organising committee will select the best photo for exhibition in March 2017.

Tien Phuoc, located 30km from Tam Ky City, has a mixed culture stemming from the pre-Sa Huynh and Champa periods.

The district preserves dozens of old houses, including the memorial house of famous Vietnamese scholar Phan Chau Trinh (1872-1926). Loc Yen Commune preserves old houses with traditional lifestyle and landscape features that have endured for centuries.

It was established as a new district in the central province in late 1816 during the Nguyen Dynasty under the reign of King Khai Dinh.

The district marked its 100th anniversary in June. It will be an eco-tour site of Quang Nam Province in 2020.-VNA