As many as 100 photos featuring the land and people of central Quang Ngai province’s Ly Son island district, home of the Hoang Sa Flotilla more than 300 years ago, are on display at an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event, which opened on April 7, is co-organised by the HCM City Photographic Artists’ Association and the Literature and Arts Association of Quang Ngai province in response to the Sea and Island Cultural Week held in the central province from April 24 to May 4.

The photos, selected from 500 works of 52 photographers nationwide, depict the landscapes, historical and cultural sites and the daily life of people on Ly Son island district and coastal areas in Quang Ngai province.

The six-day exhibition also introduces traditional craft villages as well as the renovation and development of the land, which was torn by the war in the past and is now usually affected by natural disasters.

According to Vietnam’s feudal state history, the Hoang Sa Flotilla was set up when the Nguyen Lords began their reign in the south of the country. Troops were sent to Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes throughout the past three centuries, since the time of the Nguyen Lords and through the Tay Son and Nguyen dynasties. The Hoang Sa Flotilla was then assigned to control Bac Hai (Truong Sa).-VNA