An exhibition dedicated to the interconnections of the World Heritage Sites of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam opened at the Ho Citadel Museum in central Thanh Hoa province on March 8.

Entitled “ Our Common Heritage: Exploring World Heritage Sites of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam”, the exhibition features six world heritages in Indochina, namely Angkor, Preah Vihear, Vat Phou, My Son, Thang Long Citadel and Ho Citadel.

It also draws the participation of Vietnam’s Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture; Angkor National Museum, Preah Vihear Eco-Global Museum, National Museum of Cambodia, and Preah Norodom Sihanouk Museum of Cambodia; and Vat Phou Site Museum of Laos.

In addition to the themes “Nature and Myth” and “Trade and Exchange” developed by UNESCO and regional experts, Ho Citadel Site Museum developed its own theme “Ho Citadel – A Living Heritage Site” introducing the global values of the world-recognised Citadel.

As part of the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust project “Revitalising World Heritage Site Museums for a Better Interpretation of Living Heritage Sites in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam”, the exhibition offers a chance for local people and foreign tourists to explore world heritages and the interconnection between the three countries, therefore raising their awareness of the global values of these sites.

Katherin Murler-Marin, head of the UNESCO Office in Hanoi, affirmed that the exhibition is a good chance for the three countries to explore their common cultural and historical values, and identify a harmonious way to introduce their heritages to the world.-VNA