|Mr. Tien shop offers Vietnam's signature products
Da Nang artisans are looking forward to the much-awaited APEC events to introduce their unique products.
Mr. Pham Tien, a local businessman, said that in addition to fine arts, fengshui, and ornamental stone products, his workshop also sells products depicting Quan Ho folk duet artists, Hue girls in traditional long dress, red-shanked douc langurs, and the Han River bridge.
Tien said there will be new products like Ngoc Lu bronze drums and carved cosmetic boxes depicting Cau pagoda in Hoi An.
“Our workshop will welcome visitors during APEC Week. Our uniformed staff have been trained with to serve foreign customers. All our prices are marked”, Mr Tien added.
Contractors at the the APEC Sculpture Park are installing a lighting system and planting trees at the west of the Dragon Bridge. The park which covers more than 3,000 square meters, contains 21 sculptures from the 21 APEC countries.
Sculptor Le Lang Luong of Hanoi Fine Arts University said “My piece is shaped like intertwined trees. I used natural, green stones and arranged them like a tree to express unity. I used both rough and smooth stones to symbolize the past, present and future of APEC.”
By hosting APEC Year 2017, Vietnam hopes to promote its image as a peaceful, stable, and friendly country.