French Stamp on Vietnam’s Architectural Heritage

french stampThe stamps released on 5th February highlight Hanoi’s Opera House, the Truong Tien Bridge spanning the Huong River in the central city of Hue, and the Nha Rong wharf in Ho Chi Minh City.Among the 14,040 stamps issued, 1,000 will be applied to letters inviting the Vietnamese community and French representatives to attend an event in honour of the Lunar New Year to be held by the Vietnamese Embassy on February 19, the first day of the lunar year.The stamp set’s release was organised through cooperation between France’s national postal service La Poste, the Vietnam Post Corporation, and the Vietnamese Embassy.Earlier, La Poste collaborated with Vietnamese partners to publish a stamp on Ha Long Bay in 2008 and another on physician Alexandre Yersin in 2013.

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