Summer camp: Young expats explore Thua Thien – Hue scenes hinh anh 1Young Vietnamese expatriates visit the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, as part of the activities of the Vietnam Summer Camp (Source:
Thua Thien - Hue (VNA) – Young Vietnamese expatriates on July 17 visited and joined charitable events in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, as part of the activities of the Vietnam Summer Camp 2018.

In Hue ancient city, 120 young overseas Vietnamese (OV) from 29 nations and territories visited Dai Noi (Imperial Citadel), Thien Mu pagoda and Lang Co beach in Phu Loc district. They also enjoyed Hue traditional music performed on Huong (Perfume) River and tried Hue’s specialties.

On the occasion, participating youths presented 30 gift sets worth 1 million VND (43 USD) each to 10 families and 20 poor students in the locality.

Nguyen Ngoc Anh, an OV from Poland, expressed her delight when she donated part of her savings to support friends of her age and disadvantaged families in the province.

On July 15, the young delegates offered incense and flowers at the Dong Loc T-junction monument in the central province of Ha Tinh. They also listened to stories about the sacrifice of 10 young girls who were volunteers helping with logistics at the junction during the anti-US war.

Initiated in 2004, the Vietnam Summer Camp has attracted about 2,000 young people from various countries and territories.  Each camp had a specific theme and events designed to bring different experiences and lessons on the Vietnamese culture and history to the participants, who previously had little knowledge of the country.

This year’s camp, which runs from July 10-25, features a big programme of activities across 11 localities from the North to the South.

The programme includes visits to historical and cultural relic sites in Hanoi and the provinces of Ninh Binh, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Kon Tum and Dak Lak.

The closing event will be held in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, on July 23.-VNA