FVH day excursion to Lai Xá photography village

Update: November, 14/2019 - 08:00


Visitors seen at the Photography Museum in Lai Xá Village. The Friends of Việt Nam Heritage (FVH) will organise an excursion to Lai Xá Village on November 24. — Photo

HÀ NỘI —The Friends of Việt Nam Heritage (FVH) group will organise an excursion to Lai Xá photography village on November 24.

Located in Kim Chung Commune, 15km west of Hà Nội, the village has been recognised as the birthplace of photography in Việt Nam. The village is also the hometown of many talented photographers and scholars, including “father of photography in Việt Nam” Khánh Ký, who taught photography to Hồ Chí Minh, and Dr. Nguyễn Văn Huyên (1908-1975) – a historian, ethnologist, cultural researcher, and Minister of Education for 29 years.

The excursion will start with a visit to Nguyễn Văn Huyên Museum in the village. The guide will be Nguyễn Văn Huy (founding director of the Museum of Ethnology), who set up the museum dedicated to his father. The museum exhibits over 400 objects and documents on the life and career of Nguyễn Văn Huyên and his family. The visit will give members a greater insight into the society, politics and history of Việt Nam.

After lunch, the group will visit the Lai Xá photography museum, the brainchild of leading village/community figures. The villagers funded the construction themselves and the designers have employed modern technology for the installation of the exhibits.

The excursion will take place from 9am until 5pm. Cost: VNĐ350,000/adult, VNĐ180,000/child under 15 years old. Limit: 14 people.

For further information, contact Stella at — VNS