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Old maps on Vietnam’s island sovereignty displayed

Old maps on Vietnam’s island sovereignty displayed
Eighteen maps, including four ancient ones, affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, are on display at an exhibition in Dong Nai province. 
The old maps include “An Nam dai quoc hoa do” (Map of the Great Country of An Nam) published in 1838, “Dai Nam thong nhat toan do” (Complete Map of Unified Dai Nam) published during the Minh Mang reign in 1834, and a 1904 map of Indochinese weather stations.
There is also a Chinese administrative map of provincial boundaries published under the Qing dynasty in 1904. The map shows that the southernmost point of China at that time ended at Hainan Island.

Additionally, the exhibition introduced over 100 photos featuring the two archipelagos as well as Dong Nai’s activities towards national seas and islands.

The exhibition is opening its doors to visitors from March 22 to April 30 at Tran Bien Temple of Literature.

Within the framework of the event, there will be a wide range of activities, including a film making contest on Vietnam’s seas and islands.

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