Young overseas Vietnamese students returning for the Vietnam Summer Camp on July 20 came to the ancient capital city of Hue as part of their three-week long journey to explore the beauty of their homeland.
During the trip, 200 young students visited Khai Dinh Imperial Tomb, Thien Mu pagoda and Dai Noi – the royal palace of Nguyen King dynasties.
Participants showed their curiousness when they saw unique architectures of the Complex of Hue Monuments with their own eyes. They expressed their hope to learn more about the nation’s historical periods.
“The city’s ancient architectures and native cultural features, which are preserved by Hue people, help me to understand more about the nation’s history”, said Ngo Ngoc Tu Anh, a Vietnamese student residing in the Czech Republic.
The trip brought participants knowledge of Vietnam’s culture and history, helping them improve Vietnamese language as well as better understand the origin of their nation’s culture, therefore enhancing their attachment to the country.
The 2013 Vietnam Summer Camp, an annual event organised by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) since 2003, started in northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on July 14.
This year’s event takes the youths through nine provinces and cities across the country. It will end on July 30 in the southernmost province of Ca Mau.