An exhibition introducing 200 photos, documents and objects featuring “Provins ancient urban area (France) and the Thang Long Imperial Citadel – Hanoi: cultural heritage in the heart of the city” is underway, hosted by the Thang Long Heritage Conservation Center – Hanoi.
The delegates cut the ribbon to open the display on November 23. Photo: Lai Tan
The event is part of a series of events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UNESCO and the 15th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (2005 – 2020).
Attending the exhibition opening were Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue; former member of the Politburo, former Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi; Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh; former permanent Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang; permanent Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen, and representatives of the People’s Committee, Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, and international delegates.
Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue attends the display. Photo: Lai Tan
Provins was home to one of the largest agricultural and trade fairs of the Middle Ages,and a typical town in the province of Champagne.
The exhibition also presents the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi, registered on the world heritage list in August 2010, the center of power for more than 1,000 years of Vietnamese history and unique proof of the evolution of Vietnamese civilization in the history of the monarchical state development in Southeast Asia and East Asia.
Both cultural heritage sites are located in the heart of important ancient cities of thousands of years of France and Vietnam.
The exhibition also presents some unique world cultural heritages of the two countries, showing the desire to expand cooperation with other world heritages in general and those of France and Vietnam in particular to exchange experiences in heritage conservation, exploitation, promotion and tourism development.
Hanoi’s leaders and international delegates take souvenir photo. Photo: Lai Tan
Display activities will last until the end of 2020, at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, No. 19 Hoang Dieu, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi.