07/12/2015 08:51 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

“Enjoying Panama” Exhibition

Showcasing 80 photographs, the exhibition entitled “Enjoying Panama” impressed viewers with not only the beauty of the Panama Canal but also  green tropical forests, romantic beaches and charming islands with the diversified culture of many nations.
The exhibition was one of the activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Panama which was co-organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Panama in Vietnam and Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama in Vietnam Servio Sammodio stressed that the “Enjoying Panama” Exhibition actively promotes cultural exchange, tightens friendship and a good relationship between the two countries in the future and helps visitors understand more about the people, culture and relic sites of his country.

The inauguration ceremony of the exhibition.

Ambassador of the Republic of Panama in Vietnam Servio Sammodio addresses the opening ceremony. 

Ambassador of the Republic of Panama in Vietnam Servio Sammodio introduces viewers to photos of his country. 

The exhibition attracts many foreign visitors. 

Visitor takes photos of the exhibition. 

Imprints of the exhibition were photos of wonderful destinations in Panama, namely the Panama old street area, the Catholic Church’s Square, San Blas Island and floating houses on the Bocas del Toro Archipelago that provided the viewers an opportunity to learn more the country’s distinctive culture.

Director of the National Library of Vietnam, Kieu Thuy Nga, said that the exhibition introduced Vietnamese and international friends to a dynamic and integrated country which was one of the commercial centres in Latin America and the Caribbean. It also is a wonderful country with friendly and easy-going people.

Some images of Panama showcased at the exhibition:

Panama Port in Panama Bay in 1830.

The old street area in Panama’s capital in the past.

A religious ceremony on the Azuero Peninsula. 

A Congo dancer in northern Panama.

Islands of Naos, Perico and Flamenco in the Pacific Ocean in front of the city of Panama 
are linked by a road built by stone during the process of digging the Panama Canal.

The chancel’s remains of ancient Panama – the first city of America in the Pacific Ocean founded in 1519. 

The sea rim in front of Panama Bay.

The bridge connects the capital with other localities in the country and other areas in Northern America. 

Panoramic view of the old street area, including Las Bovedas and the French Square.

Panamanian girls in national costumes with beautiful accessories. 

Embera people weave sedge baskets. 

Story: Ngan Ha - Photos: Khanh Long