Almost 200 photos taken and collected by foreign ambassadors and diplomats working in Vietnam, as well as researchers, artists and photographers from many countries worldwide are on display at an exhibition that opened in Hanoi on September 24.
The monochrome and colour photos record the simple moments of an ancient and peaceful Hanoi which is now on the pathway of development and global integration.
Visitors can share the views of international friends about the capital city’s relics and landscapes through photos of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoa Phong Tower, The Huc Bridge, Tortoise Tower, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature with the doctors’ steles and ancient Khue Van Cac (Pavilion of Constellation of Literature), as well as Long Bien Bridge and Tran Quoc Pagoda.
Speaking at the opening, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, Ngo Thi Thanh Hang, said the exhibition is a beautiful flower in the multicoloured flower garden celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, helping strengthen the friendship, understanding and cultural exchange between the people of Hanoi and Vietnam and international friends.
The exhibition, entitled ‘1,000-year-old Hanoi through International Friends’ Eyes’, will run until September 28 at 45 Trang Tien St.(VNA)