Central city turns to stone
DA NANG (VNS)— An international stone sculpture competition will be held in Da Nang next year, the city's department of culture, sport and tourism said yesterday.
The competition, titled Da Nang - A Crossroad of Heritages, gives both local and foreign sculptors three weeks to create unique works of stone art.
Finalists will receive VND50 million (US$2,400) each.
The city's department said the best 20 pieces of art will qualify for the final round, of which the top 15 will be displayed at Ngu Hanh Son Cultural Park and major junctions of the city.
The city has been known for its stone sculptures since the 18th century.
Many can be found in Non Nuoc Village, situated 10km southeast of the city's centre at the foot of Ngu Hanh Son Marble Mountains. — VNS