An exhibition depicting the close link between the
ancient capital of Thang Long and Ha Long Bay over the past 1,000 years of
history opened on August 12 in Tuan Chau international resort in the coastal
city of Ha Long, Quang Ninh province.
The exhibition, co-organised by the Quang Ninh provincial Museum and Tuan Chau
Group, is to mark the 65th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day
(September 2) and in celebration of Hanoi’s millennial birthday.
The month-long exhibition showcases nearly 300 precious photos and objects found
in Tuan Chau, Quang Ninh province, including pottery, Dai La bricks and a clay
tower dating back to the 7th -10th century period.
Over the past 1,000 years, the influence of Hanoi on Ha Long city to the
northeast, and the influence of Ha Long on the nation’s capital, Thang
Long/Hanoi, has created a rich and unique culture for both.
Numerous objects under the Dinh, early-Le, Ly and Tran dynasties have been
discovered in Tuan Chau city, Quang Ninh province while the Ly dynasty from the
Thang Long capital set up Van Don trading port in Quang Ninh, which opened the
way for economic and cultural exchanges.