The ao dai exhibition will be open for visitors as part of the Vietnam’s cultural heritage event on November 23 - 25 (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition on Vietnam’s cultural heritage will take place at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts in Hanoi between November 23 and 25.

Marking the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23), the event will display 100 photos on the theme taken by 89 photographers. The photos have been selected from the 4,753 entries competing at the 2018 Vietnam Heritage Photo Contest.

Visitors will be treated to other activities on the event’s sidelines, featuring cultural identities of different regions such as Xoan singing, Quan ho (folk duets on love), and Nha nhac (royal court music from the former imperial capital in Hue).

One of the event’s highlights will be an exhibition spotlighting an array of documents, photographs, and clothing models related to the ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) throughout history. Ao dai worn by famous figures like heroin Nguyen Thi Dinh, former Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh, and former ambassador to the EU and Belgium Ton Nu Thi Ninh will be on display.

Visitors can learn to design ao dai on paper with the guidance of artisans at the exhibition.

A painting festival for children, introducing 100 outstanding works on heritage conservation from Hanoi students, is also scheduled to run as part of the occasion. –VNA