Visitors to the exhibition (Source:
The exhibition is held by the Embassy of Hungary in Hanoi and the People’s Committee of Huong Hoa district.

Professor Vargyas Gábor is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Ethnology, the Center for Human Sciences Research, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He spent from 1985 to 1989 living with the Bru - Van Kieu community in Quang Tri. Thereby, he witnessed the difficult life of the people, as well as efforts to promote traditional values, and preserve the beauty in the customs and beliefs of the Bru - Van Kieu people in the province.

Professor Vargyas Gábor (right) at the exhibition (Source:

The Bru-Van Kieu, a Mon-Khmer language group, live mostly in mountainous areas of the central provinces of Quang Tri, Quang Binh, and Thua Thien - Hue, with a population of around 74,500.

The group originally lived in the central part of Laos and migrated to Vietnam amid historical changes, inhabiting the western part of Quang Tri province. The group settled in the area of Van Kieu Mountain and were later named after this mountain.

The exhibition will run at Van Kieu - Pa Ko ethnic Traditional Cultural House until March 30th.  All of the photos will be presented to the locality afterwards./.

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