The event is being held by the central Ninh Thuan Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with Ho Chi Minh city-based Southern Women Museum.
A quid of betel, also called trau, is composed of four elements: an areca leaf (sweet taste), betel bark (hot taste), a chay root (bitter taste), and hydrated lime (pungent taste). The custom of chewing betel nut is unique to Viet Nam.
A quid of betel makes people become closer and more openhearted. At any wedding ceremony or festival, there must be a dish of betel and areca nut, which people can share as they enjoy the special occasion. The exhibition will run until November 30th.