An exhibition on tramcars, which used to run on Hanoi’s streets until the early 1990s, opened at two locations in Hanoi on September 30 to mark the 59th anniversary of the capital city’s Liberation Day (October 10, 1954-2013).

The exhibition themed “ Hanoi’s trams – Past and Future” features 31 3D photos giving visitors a general view of the city’s old tramcar system that connected central Hanoi and its suburban areas through five routes. The tram was introduced to Hanoi in 1900 by the French colonial administration, and gradually became an integral part of local people’s daily life over more than a century in operation.

Furthermore, there are also 3D-relief maps and video clips introducing the urban railway system that is currently under construction in the capital.

According to Deputy Director Nguyen Khac Loi of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the exhibition recreates the image of tramcars which used to be a symbol of Hanoi with the hope to help people of today, especially the young, understand the city’s lifestyle and beauty in the previous century.

The event will run until October 5.-VNA