Exhibition on Thang Long, Halong kicks off
Update: May 03, 2010
An exhibition on the history of the ancient capital of Thang Long and Halong Bay opened on April 29 in the coastal city of Halong, Quang Ninh Province.

The 11-day exhibition showcases almost 100 photos chronicling the daily lives of fishermen on Halong Bay along with 200 objects including fishing tools, pottery, Dai La bricks and a clay tower dating back to the 10th century. The remains of marine animals are also on display at the event.

Over the past 1,000 years, the influence of Hanoi on Halong City to the northeast, as well as the influence of Halong on the nation’s capital, Thang Long - Hanoi, has created a rich and unique culture for both.

Numerous objects under the Dinh, Pre-Le, Ly and Tran dynasties have been discovered in Tuan Chau, Quang Ninh Province while the Ly Dynasty from the Thang Long capital set up the Van Don trading port in Quang Ninh, which opened the way for economic and cultural exchange.