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Viet Nam wins Bronze Prize at Expo 2012

Update: August, 15/2012 - 10:11

HA NOI — Viet Nam's display space at the Expo 2012 in Yeosu in South Korea won the Bronze Prize thanks to its unique decorations.

Covering a 300sq.m area, the space highlighted "Viet Nam – Sea, Islands and People", a theme that also highlighted the nation's great potential in exploitation of natural resources.

The display also spotlighted rice – one of Viet Nam's key crops and biggest export earners.

Various sophisticated handicraft products also were on display at the event.

Thousands of people visited the Viet Nam exhibition everyday, where they enjoyed traditional folk music performances featuring unique musical instruments such as the monochord, dan nguyet (two-chord guitar) and dan da (lithophone made of stones).

A total of 104 nations and territories and 10 international organisations from all over the world joined the Expo Yeosu 2012, which had the theme of The Living Ocean and Coast. The three-month event attracted over 8 million visitors.-VNS

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