National cultural heritage exhibition to run in Ha Noi this November

An exhibition on Viet Nam’s cultural heritage will take place at the Viet Nam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts in Ha Noi between November 23 and 25.

The ao dai exhibition will be open for visitors as part of the Viet Nam’s cultural heritage event on November 23 – 25

Marking the Viet Nam 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 Viet Nam 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 Ha Noi students, is also scheduled to run as part of the occasion.