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Hanoi’s life put in photo exhibition in Versailles


Life in Hanoi in the past and at present is in the spotlight of an on-going photo exhibition in Versailles, France, as part of activities to mark the 36 th anniversary of Liberation of South Vietnam (April 30) and the May Day.

The exhibition “ Hanoi – now and then”, which forms the “ Versailles – a meeting with Vietnam ” programme, was jointly held by the Centre for Vietnamese Culture in France in coordination with relevant French agencies, from April 26-30.

Lively life in Hanoi in the old time as well as the capital city’s recent changes and developments during international integration are reflected vividly in exhibited black and white and colour photos taken by French and Vietnamese people.

Also there are snapshots featuring Vietnam ’s sites of interest, like Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang cave, Hue imperial city, Hoi An ancient town, and those delighting unique costumes of ethnic minority people in Vietnam ’s central region.

After exhibited in Versailles , the photos will be shown in several other cities in France in a bid to promote tourism in Vietnam , according to Le Hong Chuong, Director of the Centre for Vietnamese Culture in France .

Within the framework of the “ Versailles – a meeting with Vietnam ” programme, documentary films on UNESCO-recognised relics and landscapes in Vietnam will be screened, and an art performance and highlight of Vietnamese cuisines will be held on April 30./.
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