Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Consul General Le Viet Duyen highlighted the special value of Vietnamese cultural heritage, including elements recognised by UNESCO as world heritage.
He also introduced participants to traditional porcelain products, water puppetry and the calligraphy of the country.
Simon Farben, a representative from the Australia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, praised Viet Nam’s cultural heritage, saying that it also enriches cultural life in his country.
He said he hopes that the exhibition will help further promote mutual understanding between the two countries’ people.
Running until May 18, the Western Australian Heritage Festival 2014 aims to honour the cultural heritage of communities in the multiethnic country.
Viet Nam now has 19 pieces of heritage recognised by UNESCO as globally significant.