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Emblem souvenirs of Vietnam war victory released

Emblem souvenirs of Vietnam war victory released

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 14:05 GMT+7

The Vietnam Record Organization (Vietkings) earlier this week released an emblematic souvenir of Dien Bien Phu victory, a momentous battle in the country’s resistance against the French troops from 1945 to 1954.

The Dien Bien Phu souvenir, the latest design of Vietkings’ set of 57 such emblematic souvenirs, is coin-shaped and measures some 45mm in diameter.

The launch also celebrates the upcoming 60th anniversary of the victory in May.

The item, made of gold-plated alloy and put in a cardboard casing, features the monument to the Dien Bien Phu victory on one side, and the General De Castries trench, one of the battle’s key relics , on the other.

The Vietkings’ set, the country’s only one to comply with the international standard so far, make nice, meaningful mementoes for tourists, particularly foreigners and are an attempt to better promote the country’s image to international tourists.

Most of the souvenirs feature Vietnam’s key  historical events and figures as well as famed scenic spots.

According to Vietkings, the designs of young heroine Vo Thi Sau and Con Dao, home to the infamous prison system during the French colonization, are currently selling well.

Four other designs featuring eight of Ho Chi Minh City’s tourist attractions are expected to be launched later this month. A design on Vietnam’s  Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos will also be released.

Vietkings is looking to raise its number of such emblematic souvenirs to 100 and feature a wider content, including Vietnamese cuisine by the end of 2016.



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