A magnificent ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) exhibition will take place in Hanoi on the evening of Oct. 1, kicking off the festival of the grand millennial anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
Collections of ao dai from northern, central and southern regions of Vietnam will be performed by both professional and amateur models.
The 45-minute performance, which will be broadcast live on television, will be followed by a 15-minute light and fireworks displays.
As part of activities to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, the People’s Committee of the northern province of Bac Ninh and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha will inaugurate the great Buddha statute on the Phat Tich mountain peak on Sept. 25.
The statue, which 27m in height and weighs 3,000 tonnes, is one of the biggest stone statues in Southeast Asia .
The provincial library of Thanh Hoa province on Sept. 23 announced a collection of Sino-Vietnamese written documents introducing people who have a close connection to the history of Thang Long-Hanoi.
The library inaugurated a reading room that offers 500 books on Thang Long-Hanoi.