50 antique maps, confirming the sovereignty of Vietnam over Hoang Sa archipelagos and Truong SAV, shown at the Museum of victory at Dien Bien Phu.
The exhibition, entitled “The sea and the islands in the heart of the country” may be showing old maps, 6 of which were painted in Vietnam in the 15th century, 25th South-East Asia and Western Europe in the 15th century, And 19 others were created and published in China since the early 20th century.
The exhibition also features nearly 100 photographs that depict how local people defended the national territory – the sea and the islands.
Director of the Museum of victory at Dien Bien Phu Woo Nam Hai hoped that with Vietnamese and international maps, visitors will be able to understand the historical documents of sovereignty over its sea and islands. He noted that this event helps educate the younger generation a sense of patriotism and national pride and determination to defend national sovereignty.
During the exhibition, the museum will hold a charity to collect donations to help the soldiers who perform their duties to protect the national territory of the sea and the islands.
The exhibition will run until the end of June.
Author: Anastasiia Trepyton