Việt Nam Pavilion impressed international visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

October 15, 2021 - 08:35

The Việt Nam Pavilion in the Expo 2020 Dubai complex impresses international visitors with with 800 nón lá (conical hats) hang at the front area and miniatures of 18 artworks created by renowned Vietnamese contemporary artists.

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai complex impressed international visitors with 800 nón lá (conical hats) hanging at the front of their display and miniatures of 18 pieces created by renowned Vietnamese contemporary artists.

The pavilion is located in the ‘Opportunity’ themed area with a total area of 850sq.m spread over three floors, two of which are for exhibition activities and the third, a VIP and office area.

The front area of the Việt Nam Pavilion. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Tiến Anh Tuấn

The first floor of the pavilion includes a 10-screen area with an introduction revealing 10 things you need to know about Việt Nam; a cultural-traditional area with ancient bronze drums, a dragon head of the Lý Dynasty, a statue of Quan Âm Buddha, water puppetry, traditional musical instruments, national costumes, panorama screen showing stories about history and famous landmarks, science and technology area displaying ‘Make-in-Vietnam’ products and a tourist discovery area with touch screens and 3D displays.

The second floor focuses on introducing Vietnamese quintessential products, national brands, and exported agricultural produce, Vietnamese coffee culture, a circular economy model in coffee production and Vietnamese marine farming technology.

Speaking at the Việt Nam Pavilion inauguration event, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tạ Quang Đông said the Việt Nam Pavilion demonstrates the Government’s solid commitment and efforts in promoting the country’s image and upholding cultural values and the creativity of Vietnamese people.

Choosing the main theme ‘Distilling the Past, Shaping the Future’, the Việt Nam Pavilion shows creativity in the interior, art displays, model installations combined with technology interaction along with an attractive culinary space and special art performances, promising to promote the beauty, potential, and development opportunities of the country.

In addition, the Vietnamese delegation also actively participated in international exchange activities such as performing đàn bầu (Vietnamese monochord) with traditional orchestras and famous Middle Eastern music stars.

The collaboration of monochord artist Lệ Giang with traditional Middle Eastern band and male singer Aseel Abu Baker at Jalsat Music Night. — Photo courtesy of organisers

Việt Nam is the only Asian country to have a virtual reality zone set up under the virtual tour project hosted by the Internationale de la francophonie (OIF).

Việt Nam Day (December 30, 2021) is considered the most important event of Việt Nam at Expo 2020 Dubai with the participation of senior leaders from the country.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has coordinated with ministries, sectors, and units to plan a variety of activities such as a parade, display of the flag of Việt Nam at Al Wasl - one of the largest 360-degree dome squares in the world, a large-scale fashion art show at the large outdoor stage, Việt Nam Film Week and a tourism and commercial promotion programme.

On October 12,  monochord artist Lệ Giang collaborated with traditional Middle Eastern band and male singer Aseel Abu Baker at Jalsat Music Night, one of the top art shows of EXPO 2020 which received a lot of attention from the international media and audience. VNS