| Visitors view photos and objects at the Hải Phòng – Nơi Đầu Sóng” (Hải Phòng – The Wavefront) exhibition at the HCM City War Remnants Museum. VNS Photo by Phương Mai |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – An exhibition “Hải Phòng – Nơi Đầu Sóng” (Hải Phòng – The Wavefront) opened at the HCM City War Remnants Museum on Saturday to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Unification Day (April 30) and the 127th birthday of President Hồ Chí Minh (May 19).
The event, organised by the museum and the Hải Phòng Museum, showcases more than 200 photos and images and 70 objects of the port city of Hải Phòng from wartime to the present.
The first part of the exhibition includes images and objects focusing on the destruction of Hải Phòng during the American war of destruction against North Việt Nam from 1965 to 1972.
The second part features Hải Phòng soldiers and the people’s fight against the war and their post-war recovery.
Hải Phòng in the present day is the main theme of the last part of the exhibition, introducing the city’s outstanding natural landscapes, sea ports and tourism areas, and its development in economics, education and culture as well.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyễn Văn Phương, director of the Hải Phòng Museum, said, “The exhibition aims to introduce local and foreign visitors, especially people in the South, to a brave Hải Phòng which overcame challenges and difficulties to get victory in the war against the enemy.”
“We are proud to show the great achievements of Hải Phòng in modernisation and industrialisation,” he added.
The event will close on June 30. The museum is located at 28 Võ Văn Tần Street in District 3. VNS