Come and discover this unique exhibition, honouring the imperial city of Hanoi, listed as a World Heritage site as Provins is!
It takes place in the context of two major events:
the 20th anniversary of the inscription of Provins on the World Heritage List, and the agreement signed in 2019 between Hanoi and Provins, aiming at international promotion as well as exchanges between cultural heritage and tourism professionals.
Let yourself be transported to Vietnam thanks to numerous photographs, historical panels, reproductions of architectural elements and souvenir objects!
This exhibition will be permanently installed in the historical monument that is the Saint-Ayoul Priory, in the same way as the exhibition presenting the Chinese city of Pingyao.
The whole exhibition will be accessible free of charge until December 31, 2022, and will then become chargeable again from January 2, 2023 (closed on 1 January).
A brief history...
The imperial city of Thang Long, classified as a World Heritage site in 2010, was built in the 11th century by the Viet dynasty of Ly, giving concrete expression to the independence of Dai Viet.
In the heart of the capital Hanoi, the citadel was built on the remains of a Chinese citadel dating back to the 7th century, in the drained lands of the Red River Delta in Hanoi.
It was the site of regional political power continuously for almost thirteen centuries.
The buildings of the imperial city and the remains of the 18 Hoang Diêu archaeological zone express an original South-East Asian culture specific to the lower Red River valley, at the intersection of influences from China in the north and the ancient kingdom of Champa in the south.
Free of charge.