|Keeping history alive: A historic house is preserved by Lộc Yên villagers. VNS Photo Công Thành |Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NAM — The central province of Quang Nam has launched a photo contest highlighting the beauty of the Tiên Phước region. The contest will run from September to February.
Tiên Phước District’s Culture and Information Centre said the competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers, journalists and freelancers nationwide, as well as to overseas Vietnamese.
The event’s organising committee will select the best photo for exhibition in March 2017.
Tiên Phước, located 30km from Tam Kỳ City, has a mixed culture stemming from the pre-Sa Huỳnh and Champa periods.
The district preserves dozens of old houses, including the memorial house of famous Vietnamese scholar Phan Châu Trinh (1872-1926). Lộc Yên Commune preserves old houses with traditional lifestyle and landscape fatures that have endured for centuries.
It was established as a new district in the central province in late 1816 during the Nguyễn dynasty under the reign of King Khải Định. The district became a base for revolutionary forces during the anti-French war and served as the headquarters of the liberation army during the American war.
The district marked its 100th anniversary in June. It will be an eco tour site of Quảng Nam Province in 2020.— VNS
|Natural beauty: A green paddy field in Lộc Yên Village, Quang Nam Province. VNS Photo Công Thành |
|Follow the path: A stone paved path leads to an old house in Lộc Yên Village, Tiên Phước District, in Quảng Nam Province. A photo contest was launched to promote the landscape, lifestyle and people of the region. VNS Photo Công Thành |