Cultural heritages of Buddhism in the former imperial city of Hue and the southern region have been put into an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.

Opened on Aug. 22, the exhibition, organised by the Vietnam Buddhology Institute, features a stone statue of the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva in the 18 th century and a calendar telling a story about To Do in the 17 th century among others.

It also introduces to visitors for the first time over 350 ancient royal objects of the Nguyen Dynasty from the 17 th to 20 th centuries and possessions of farmers in the southern region at that time.

A seminar discussing the role and contributions of Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu to the national construction cause and the development of culture and Buddhism was held on the occasion.

Chu was one of the Nguyen Lords who ruled southern Vietnam from Phu Xuan (modern-day Hue City ) during 1675-1725./.