Spanning an area of 850 square metres, the pavilion impresses with 800 conical hats hang at the front area, and miniatures of 18 artworks created by renowned Vietnamese contemporary artists.

Themed ‘Distilling the Past, Shaping the Future”, it comprises exhibition zones introducing different sides of Vietnam to international friends.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong said the Vietnam Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai demonstrates the Vietnamese Government’s solid commitment and efforts in promoting the country’s images and upholding cultural values and creativity of Vietnamese people.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong speaking at the event. (Photo via VNA)

Visitors can experience Vietnam’s destinations via virtual reality and explore ‘Make-in-Vietnam’ products such as Dragon satellites, sneakers made from discarded coffee grounds and plastic bottles, and ST25 rice variety.

With a history of 170 years, the World Expo is among the world’s oldest and largest events, only after the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup. It has provided a platform to showcase the greatest innovations that have shaped the world today. Expo 2020 will continue that tradition with the latest technology from around the globe.

Expo 2020 Dubai will last from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, attracting more than 190 countries and international organisations. It is expected to welcome 25 million visitors.