Eighty calligraphy works by Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean calligraphers are on display at an exhibition that opened in the northern province of Phu Tho on April 4.

The exhibition is held as part of activities to commemorate the nation’s legendary founders, the Hung Kings, which was recognised as an annual national event in 2007.

The calligraphy works, based on poems from President Ho Chi Minh’s Prison Diary, Zen poems from the Ly-Tran dynasties (1009-1400) and contemporary poems, were created on various materials.

Also on display at the exhibition are 50 posters on President Ho Chi Minh.

The event was aimed at expressing gratitude to President Ho Chi Minh and the country’s ancestors as well as introducing the traditional culture of Vietnam .

The exhibition will run until April 14./.