The Photo Exhibition that was opened to the public at Bach Dang Park on Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, on Tuesday, brought a visual feast to domestic and international visitors.

The exhibition, co-organized by the propaganda department of the Party Central Committee and the Kien Giang Province Party Committee, showcases 187 photos depicting the captivating beauty of the country’s border areas and highlighting cultural features.

The objective of these photos is to introduce the beauty of the border landscapes and cultural values, while instilling patriotism among the Vietnamese people, according to Nguyen Thanh Phong, head of the propaganda commission of the provincial Party Committee.

The exhibition also aims to raise awareness of Vietnam’s land and sea sovereignty, as well as honor the border forces who tirelessly protect the country, added Phong.

Representatives cut a ribbon to launch the photo exhibition in Phu Quoc City on November 21, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Representatives cut a ribbon to launch the photo exhibition in Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, November 21, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

On Tuesday, a large number of local residents and foreign visitors flocked to the exhibition to admire the photos and experience the beauty of Vietnamese daily life.

“Through these photos, I can feel the majesty of Vietnam’s frontier areas,” said Lena, an international tourist.

“Furthermore, I have gained more insight into Vietnamese customs, habits, and culture. I truly love Vietnam.”

In 2022, the propaganda department of the Party Central Committee organized a national art photo competition titled ‘Proud of Vietnam’s Frontier Zone,’ which saw the participation of numerous photographers.

The organizing committee awarded prizes to 22 outstanding photos and selected 187 works for display.

As many as 187 photos depicting the beauty of Vietnam's frontier zone on display at an exhibition in Phu Quoc City. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

As many as 187 photos depicting the beauty of Vietnam’s frontier zone are on display at an exhibition in Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

A photo taken by photographer Nguyen Hoang Nam in An Giang Province describing Khmer ethnic people's water fight festival. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

A photo taken by photographer Nguyen Hoang Nam in An Giang Province, southern Vietnam describing Khmer ethnic people’s water fight festival. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

The beauty of Vietnamese people and cultural values in border areas introduced to foreign visitors through photos in Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

The beauty of Vietnamese people and cultural values in border areas is introduced to foreign visitors through photos on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre