Oct 05, 2020 / 14:17

Exhibition features national flowers of ASEAN countries in Hanoi

The exhibition is being held at the Ho Guom Cultural Information Centre, No.2 Le Thai To street, Hanoi, until October 12.

A painting exhibition under the themes “National flowers of ASEAN member countries” and “The colors of Hanoi’s flowers” is taking place to celebrate the 1,010th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi and Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship.

The exhibition is held at the Ho Guom Cultural Information Centre, No.2 Le Thai To street, Hanoi, until October 12. Photo: NM

The event is co-organized by the Department of ASEAN Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem district, with the participation of artists from the Vietnam Art and Cultural Diplomacy Commission and the national flower painting group.

  National flower of Brunei by Bui Minh Hoa

Mr. Vu Ho, head of the Department of ASEAN Affairs, told Hanoitimes that the flower symbolizes the beauty of each ASEAN country. At the event, through the harmonious arrangements of flowers, the beauty of each country is displayed. This year, Vietnam is the Chairman of ASEAN and one of its tasks is to promote the image of Vietnam and ASEAN member countries together.

  National flower of the Philippines by Hannah Dao

"This painting exhibition offers an opportunity for visitors to understand more about the culture of each country in the region, and that is what we look forward to," Mr. Ho said.

“Vietnam and other countries are living in the context of the complicated development of Covid-19. This is not an exhibition exclusively for Hanoi or Vietnamese people but for the general community to inspire confidence and hope for a better future of the ASEAN community,” he said.

 National flower of Singapore by Hannah Dao

The painting exhibition aims to introduce a new understanding and perception of the typical flowers of Southeast Asian countries to the people of Hanoi and Vietnam, as well as international visitors, according to Mr. Pham Tuan Long, chairman of the Hoan Kiem district People’s Committee.

 National flower of Malaysia by Le Vinh

The works themed “The colors of Hanoi’s flowers” were created by the renown artisans such as Bui Huu Hung, Nguyen Van Duc, Nguyen Cuong, Chu Anh Phuong, Hau Anh, Hoang Duc Dung, Bui Duy Khanh, Tran Tuyet Mai, Hai Kien, Le The Anh, Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Binh Nhi, Nguyen Quoc Thang, Khong Do Duy, Bui Trong Du, Le Duc Tung, Vu Yen Thanh, Hannah Dao and Le Anh.

 National flower of Laos by Tuan Anh

“The colors of Hanoi’s flowers” is expected to take the audience back to old Hanoi landscape with typical flowers such as the bombax ceiba or the flamboyant.