HA NOI A photo exhibit by Portuguese photographer Ricardo Franca featuring images he captured of Viet Nam is expected to give the Portuguese people a deeper understanding of the country.
The 18 photos in the exhibit depict the daily lives of Vietnamese people, their family sentiments, traditional costumes and customs.
Franca took the photos during his second visit to Viet Nam in 2003.
Franca said he was so impressed by the country s hospitality, delicious food and beautiful landscapes that he would return, even live in Ha Noi for a while, to capture more fantastic moments.
The exhibit kicked off on August 21 and will show until September 21 at the Orient Museum in Lisbon.
Exhibition offers look at Korean culture
HA NOI An exhibit of Korean handicrafts, organised by the Korean Fund of Culture and Heritage, will be held at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethonology until September 15.
The Hopes and Wishes exhibit features nearly 100 handicraft products including dresses, shirts, hats, towels, stockings and decorative items. The pieces are typically used during important occasions such as birthdays and weddings to express wishes of health, wealth, happiness and luck.
On Saturday, the opening day of the exhibit, visitors also had the unique chance to watch Korean craftsmen demonstrate their sewing and braiding techniques.
"The Korean Fund plans to open this exhibit in other international locations to promote co-operation and culture exchange," said the fund s president, Kim Hong-real.
Biggest cinemas open in Central Highlands
HA NOI The Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) recently welcomed the opening of the two largest cinemas in the region.
The cinemas, built at a total cost of VND10 billion (US$560,000), is expected to entertain viewers with the latest movies each week.
Movies will be screened at 5pm and 7pm every day. During the weekends a 10am show will be added.
Tickets will be priced at VND40,000 (US$2.5). Plans are in place for student discounts to be offered in the near future.
The new movie theatres are located at the Intimex Plaza Trade Centre, 31 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Buon Ma Thuot City, Dac Lac Province. VNS