Commemorative Exhibition of Binh Thuan Coastal and Island Culture Begins

An overview of Vietnam's seas and islands was showcased at the "Vietnamese Sea and Islands Cultural Heritage" exhibition which featured 270 photos and artifacts along with various engaging activities.


An exhibition on Vietnam’s sea and islands cultural heritage will be held in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, from August 27 to September 3, as reported by NDO.

The exhibition aims to showcase, promote, and honor the tangible and intangible cultural heritage values and unique tourism products of Vietnam’s seas and islands.

Exhibition Honoring Sea and Island Cultural Heritage to Underway in Binh Thuan
Gia Luan Bay, Cat Ba, Hai Phong. Photo: Duc Nghia.

This exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the People’s Committee of Binh Thuan province, and the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts in collaboration with the People’s Committees of various provinces and cities.

The exhibition is part of the National Tourism Year 2023.

Exhibition Honoring Sea and Island Cultural Heritage to Underway in Binh Thuan
The arc of the coastal town of Nha Trang by Ho Trung Lam. Photo provided by the organizing committee.

The exhibition focuses on Vietnam’s sea and island cultural heritage, featuring 270 images and artifacts related to Vietnam’s seas and islands. The contents include the history of Vietnam’s sea and island culture, the establishment and protection of Vietnam’s sovereignty over seas and islands, art photos of Vietnam’s seas and islands, and the involvement of Vietnamese youth with Vietnam’s seas and islands.

Additionally, cultural heritages, seas, and islands from 22 provinces and cities across the country will be showcased. The event will also introduce and promote tourism potentials, ecotourism products, sustainable marine tourism, and the value of local cultural heritage through models, artifacts, images, installation art, publications, costumes, art performances, cuisine, local specialties, and traditional craft demonstrations at the exhibition area, with interactions with artisans.

The highlight of the exhibition is the street festival with the theme “Colors of Binh Thuan,” featuring numerous art troupes (more than 400 people) with unique props and costumes.

Exhibition Honoring Sea and Island Cultural Heritage to Underway in Binh Thuan
Ke Ga Lighthouse, Ham Thuan Nam, Binh Thuan province will be featured in the exhibition. Photo provided by the organizing committee.

The exhibition aims to promote sea and island cultural heritage, enhance tourism development, and raise awareness in the community to protect the marine environment and Vietnam’s seas and islands sovereignty.

In a related event, the first photo exhibition on Hoang Sa (Paracels) and Truong Sa (Spratlys) opened in Quang Ngai city’s central park on August 19. The exhibition, organized by the High Command of Naval Region 3 and the Arts and Literature Association of the province, features 110 photos. Among these, 60 photos by members of the Quang Ngai association depict the daily life of naval soldiers and residents in Truong Sa, as well as visits by mainlanders to the islands and DK1 platforms. The other 20 photos by the high command depict naval officers and soldiers’ training, combat readiness, efforts to safeguard the country’s sea areas, and their actions to support and rescue fishermen near Hoang Sa.

Hannah Nguyen