The photos were selected from a photo contest held by UNESCO in partnership with the German Embassy and Ngay Nay Magazine from August to November 2020.
The contest, aiming to honour the beauty of Vietnamese cultural heritage and creativity in Vietnam, attracted 250 contestants from 6 countries, who submitted over 2,000 photos.
Major themes of the photos include landscapes of cultural heritage sites, cultural inheritance and transfer, arts and creativity, and the harmony of humans and nature.
The cooperation with UNESCO in this photography contest is a continuation of Germany’s efforts to protect culture and promote cultural creativity in Vietnam.
Within the framework of the German Federal Foreign Office’s cultural preservation programme, Germany has sponsored the conservation and restoration of many historical sites in Vietnam, with the most recent example being Phung Tien Palace in Hue.
Such substantive activities have made significant contributions to the preservation of cultural heritage in Vietnam.