Hanoi's famous landmarks on display at HCMC photo expo

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A photo exhibition of the statues, temples, pagodas and communal houses that made up the villages of old Hanoi opened on Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City.

Net co Thang Long (Old characteristics of Thang Long) features 120 documentary photos of the capital's major landmarks, some of which were built as early as the Ly Dynasty (1009-1225).

Thang Long (Ascending dragon), now Hanoi, was made the capital of Dai Viet, now Vietnam, 1,000 years ago. The exhibition marks the city's celebration of its millennial birthday this October.

Many of the sites on display are from the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

The exhibition will be on show at the HCMC Fine Arts Museum, 97A Pho Duc Chinh Street in District 1 until July 30.

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