Exhibition highlights historical event in Hanoi hinh anh 1Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) performance (Source: VNA)

An exhibition of historical documents and objects related to the Politburo conference from December 18, 1974 – January 1, 1975 that sought to liberate the South and reunify the country in the war against the US, opened in the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi on August 30.

As part of activities to mark the 70 th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, the event was hosted by the Centre for the Preservation of Thang Long-Hanoi Cultural Heritage .

On the occasion, the centre also arranged a photo exhibition spotlighting the value of world cultural and natural heritage in Vietnam and intangible cultural values of Hanoi such as C​, Giong Festival and tombstones in Van Mieu (the Temple of Literature) and Quoc Tu Giam (Vietnam’s first national university).

The exhibition is within the framework of the Heritage Photo Tour 2015, which began in June this year with the aim to promote world heritage sites in Vietnam.

The two events offer visitors a good chance to learn about the country’s cultural values as well as spiritual and historical stories.

Vietnam boasts eights world cultural and natural heritage recognised by UNESCO: Hue Imperial City, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Holy Land, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Ho Dynasty Citadel, Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and Trang An Tourism Complex in northern Ninh Binh province.

Meanwhile, the country’s UNESCO-honoured intangible cultural heritage include Nha Nhac (royal court music) , Gong cultural space, Quan Ho (love duets) folk singing, Ca Tru, Giong festivals in Soc and Phu Dong temples, Xoan singing, Hung Kings worship belief , Don ca tai tu and the Nghe Tinh Vi-Giam folk singing.