QUẢNG TRỊ – A giant cat statue put up by authorities in the central province of Quảng Trị to mark the Lunar Year of the Cat has exploded in popularity on social media due to its captivating appearance and is drawing huge crowds from around the country. Made from styrofoam and plaster, and costing around VNĐ31 million (US$1,320), it was installed on January 15 and quickly began garnering positive word-of-mouth. Some have fondly dubbed the statue ‘Miss Cat,’ a reference to beauty pageants. The statue looks even cuter [than on a screen].”Many other travellers have been doing the same thing, adding a visit to the province. The owner of a beverages stall near the square said the place has never seen such large crowds, which are numbering in the thousands every day.
Mar 21 2023