On display are 250 photos, 55 of which feature the beauty of the Xoe dance performed by the Thai Muong Lo ethnic group and residents in the country’s northwest region.

Meanwhile, nearly 200 photos on tourism reflect Vietnam’s popular tourist attractions, cultural heritages, historical sites, festivals, traditional craft villages, and various types of folklore in eight regional provinces, including Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Son La, Hoa Binh, and Ha Giang.

Through these artworks, the exhibition greatly helps introduce the land and people, special cultural identities, and tourism products of eight northwestern provinces. It is also expected to strengthen co-operation in tourism development in these localities and form a chain of tourism links for the northwestern region moving forward.

The exhibition will run until September 28.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the Xoe dance of the Thai ethnic people as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A ceremony is scheduled to be held in Yen Bai on September 24 to receive the UNESCO certificate in honour of this genre of art.