|Leaders of Lâm Đồng Province and Đà Lạt City visit an exhibition on the history and development of Đà Lạt over the last 130 years. File photo from baolamdong.vn|
LÂM ĐỒNG — Đà Lạt, the resort city in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Lâm Đồng, is organising numerous cultural events by the end of this year to celebrate the 130th anniversary of its establishment (1893 – 2023).
An exhibition on the city’s history and development is opening at Lâm Viên Square’s exhibition hall until December 31.
The showcase includes hundreds of documents, news articles, photos and objects related to the city’s achievements in economics, society, and culture during the last 130 years.
The highlights of the exhibition are memorabilia of acclaimed Swiss-French Dr. Alexandre Yersin (1863-1943), who first surveyed the Lâm Viên plateau that includes Đà Lạt in 1893.
In addition, the exhibition has the participation of local businesses introducing their OCOP (One Commune One Product) products, and seedlings of local typical agricultural products.
Đặng Quang Tú, chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, said the event aimed to encourage residents and visitors to learn more about the establishment and development of Đà Lạt, as well as contribute to promoting its potential and advantages to attract investment in social-economic development.
By the end of 2023, the city will host a cultural exchange between Việt Nam and South Korea to introduce the cultural traits of both countries.
The event will feature performances of traditional music played by artisans from Đà Lạt and Korea.
A music gala to celebrate Đà Lạt will be set up as well, presenting new songs about the city which won top prizes at a music composition symposium held by the city’s People’s Committee and the Lâm Đồng Literature and Arts Association.
Đà Lạt will also host an international conference with the theme of “Du Lịch Xanh – Phát Triển Bền Vững” (Green Tourism and Sustainable Development), which is expected to attract leading tourism experts and agencies from Việt Nam and other countries.
The city, which was presented with the ASEAN Clean Tourist Award 2022, targets to welcome 6.5 million visitors, including 250,000 international tourists, by 2023. — VNS