Exhibition celebrates Hanoi’s 1010th anniversary

(VOVWORLD) - More than 100 photos and items featuring King Ly Thai To and his decision to move the capital to Thang Long, the former name of Hanoi, are on display at an exhibition entitled "The eternal capital" which opened on Friday at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel.

Exhibition celebrates Hanoi’s 1010th anniversary - ảnh 1Delegates cut the ribbon to commence the exhibition.

(Photo: nhandan.com.vn) 

The event celebrates Hanoi’s 1010 anniversary on October 10 and highlights the role and millennium vision of King Ly Thai To by moving the capital from Hoa Lu to Dai La Citadel which was then renamed Thang Long 1010 years ago.

Exhibition celebrates Hanoi’s 1010th anniversary - ảnh 2Delegates look at exhibited photos and documents (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)  

Under the Nguyen Dynasty in 19th century, the national capital was moved to Hue, but soon after the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was established in 1945, Thang Long became the capital again with the new name Hanoi.

Hanoi has remained the capital city of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from when the country was reunified in 1975.

"The eternal capital" exhibition will run through the end of this month.