Budapest plays host to "Vietnam Days"
Update: Jul 02, 2012
Hungarians will gain an insight into Vietnamese traditions, culture and cuisine at an event that showcases the best of Vietnam in the country's capital, Budapest, between June 28 and 30.

"Vietnam Days" is part of an annual programme initiated by the Budapest authorities in 2005, which allocates participating countries three days to introduce themselves to the city's residents at Nagycsarnok market - the largest in the capital.

This is the first time Vietnam has taken part in the event, in collaboration with the Hungary-Vietnam Friendship Association, who are sponsoring Vietnam's attendance. The group, which has been established for 20 years, enjoys around 350 members, including Hungarian war veterans.

During the event, Vietnam will showcase handicrafts and souvenirs, timber products, popular food dishes and natural medicines and treatments that are used throughout the country.

In addition, a photograph exhibition, organised by Hungarian photographers showing images of their visits to Vietnam, is expected to promote Vietnam's cultural and natural heritages to international audiences.