A photo exhibition featuring a total of 201 photos presented by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand and Rita Zhao of China was launched on Wednesday.
The exhibition, entitled "Two Journeys, One Destination", is aimed at enhancing the understanding between the peoples of Thailand and China, said Vichai Varasirikul, consul-general of the Thai Consulate in Hong Kong at the opening ceremony.
He said that the exhibition had a special meaning as it coincided with the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, noting that Princess Sirindhorn attended Hong Kong's return ceremony in 1997 to show her support for Hong Kong and her motherland.
The exhibition features a collection of 101 photographs taken by the Princess during her travels throughout China in the past 25 years, and another set of 100 photographs taken by Zhao, an anchor with China Central Television, during her travels to the mountains and islands in Thailand in the past two years.
The Princess believes her photos can narrate stories of China from an angle that one seldom gets to experience. Zhao aspires to enhance the friendship, and hence greater understanding and appreciation among the two peoples.
The exhibition has been held in Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen since April 2007. After Hong Kong, the exhibition will be seen in five other cities in China, namely, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Xian, Kunming and Nanning.
(Xinhua News Agency May 24, 2007)