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27/06/2019 - 17:14

Swimming in Huong river on summer 

On the peak hot days, many Hue people come to the Huong river at the sector by a park opposite to the T-junction of Kim Long street - Nguyen Hoang street - Nguyen Phuc Nguyen street (Hue city) to be immersed in the cool water. This section of the Huong river has green water without rubbish, and be cleaned by “Huong river lovers” frequently.

A lot of people are swimming in the Huong river

A lot of people are swimming in the Huong river

Originally, this section of the river has long been visited by members of the "Thank the Huong River" group to collect garbage on the river bank and in the riverbed, take care of grass and irrigate the shade trees with cans of water, etc. Then they immerse themselves in the river, like adding an energy source to start an early morning, or drive away their fatigue in the evening.

On the last days of June, nearly a hundred of old and young people have come here to "stay cool" in the long hot heat. Earlier, not many people knew about this section of the river until the day the  "Thank the Huong river" group has cleaned it, this poetic space spreads on social networks, many people felt surprised and have come  to this place.

Hurriedly wearing his 7-year-old daughter a life jacket, Mr. Nguyen Hoai Phong (Kim Long Street, Hue City) said that for nearly a month, at the time of the hot heat, her daughter and him came here to swim every afternoon. “The water of the Huong river is not only clean but also cool. This space is unexpectedly clean...,” Mr. Phong excited.

Not only Mr. Phong and the people around there but also many people from far away also come here to swim. As the afternoon progressing, the river bank was crowded with vehicles parking. People bring along the life jackets and plastic bags ... to swim as well as to teach their children to swim.

In a nearby corner, the members of the "Thank the Huong River" group huriedly water the trees on the river bank as well as collect garbage in the river. "The river gives me not only the cool but also the water, raising me every day... so I have to try to find a way to protect it," Huong Lan - a member of the group confided before joining herself in the cool water with everyone.

Of course, everybody swimming in this river section makes careful recommendations to each other to wear life jackets, watch each other, and absolutely do not discharge any trash.

Photos recorded by Thua Thien Hue Online as follow:

Before swimming, many people picking up trash to protect the area

Before swimming, many people picking up trash to protect the area

The old man wearing a life jacket for his grandchildren before joining into the cool water

The old man wearing a life jacket for his grandchildren before joining into the cool water

Meanwhile, a little girl looks happy when her father teaches her to swim

Meanwhile, a little girl looks happy when her father teaches her to swim

Many items that could float on the water surface are used by little children to swim

Many items that could float on the water surface are used by little children to swim

As the afternoon progressing, many people taking their children to the Huong River to swim

As the afternoon progressing, many people taking their children to the Huong River to swim

On the river bank, a member of the

On the river bank, a member of the "Thank the Huong River" group is watering the trees before going swimming

A delightful performance of young people

A delightful performance of young people

This river section has the contribution of the Huong River lovers, so it has almost become a destination to “stay cool” for many people.

This river section has the contribution of "Huong river lovers", so it has almost become a destination to “stay cool” for many people.

By P.THANH - L.THO

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