Expat Vietnam youths visit Hue
(VNF)- One hundred and sixty Vietnamese expats on Tuesday made their way to Hue, an ASEAN City of Culture which is home to UNESCO-recognized complex of monuments, as part of their 2015 Summer Camp Vietnam.
The expectant youngsters from 21 countries marveled at the royal tomb of Khai Dinh- one of Nguyen Kings; Thien Mu pagoda – the oldest in Hue; and the Imperial Citadel boasting more than 100 unique sites within the Complex of Hue Monuments which was recognised as a World Cultural Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1993.
These are key tourist attractions in the central province of Thua Thien- Hue.
The trip offered the young expats glimpses into the time-honored culture and history.
Organized every year by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, this year’s Vietnam Summer Camp, themed “Proud of Vietnam,” runs from July 13th to 31st.
The program will wrap up in Ho Chi Minh City on July 31st, after taking its participants to major places of interest and landmark historical relics across their home country.
Various learning, recreation and community activities have been going on in Hanoi, Nghe An, Thua Thien- Hue, Da Nang in the central region, the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, and Ba Ria Vung Tau and HCMC in the south.
The youngsters have also paid tribute visits to late President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum in Hanoi, Hung Kings Temple in the northern province of Phu Tho, and the resting place of late legendary general Vo Nguyen Giap in the central province of Quang Binh, among other highlights.
The summer camp, organized by the Foreign Ministry’s State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, is intended to help expat Vietnamese youngsters retrace their roots and explore their home country’s landscape and cultural highlights.
Detailed information on the journey is available at vietnamsummercamp.vn./.