|Ruins of Santo Domingo Church constructed in the 17th century. — Photo courtesy of Panama Embassy|
HÀ NỘI — Images of old and modern Panama are on display at an exhibition entitled ‘Visit Panama’, which opened yesterday in Hà Nội.
The photos from different locations around Panama, from the past and the present day, invite visitors on a visual tour of the small country in Central America.
“Panama has become one of the largest countries in terms of transit, tourism and investment in the region,” said Ambassador of Panama to Việt Nam, Servio S Samudio B. “In the part on Old Panama, visitors will appreciate images of the valuable ruins – irrefutable proof reminding us that our beautiful country has a great historical past both in the Pacific where the Old Panama was destroyed and in the Atlantic where our beloved Portobelo was recognised for its famous Ferias during the Pre-Columbian colonial period, and where we received great assistance with visitors of different nationalities since then,” he said.
“This means that Panama was and will be the centre of the universe as our beloved liberator Simon Bolivar would recognise us since our origin.”
The part on modern Panama presents photos depicting the country’s economic growth and tourism potential.
The photos introduce many destinations in Panama such as Bocas del Toro beach on the Caribbean Sea, the coral reef in Vereguas Province and ruins of Santo Domingo Church constructed in the 17th century.
People can also contemplate the culture of the country through handicrafts of the indigenous people, and the dances of the Congo and Dirty Devil.
“In this way we have managed to turn our country into a destination you will not want to miss on your next trip to our American continent,” he said. The exhibition will run until December 1 at Hà Nội University, Nguyễn Trãi Street, Thanh Xuân District, Hà Nội. — VNS