The Hanoi Exhibition (Exposition de Hanoi) was a world's fair held in Hanoi between November 16, 1902 and February 15 or 16, 1903.
Grand Palais d'Expositions
|Name||Indo China Exposition Française et Internationale|
|Building||Palais d'expositions designed by Adolphe Bussy|
|Area||41 acres (17 hectares)|
|Organized by||Paul Doumer|
|Country||French Indochina (now Vietnam)|
|Opening||15 November 1902|
|Closure||15 or 16 February 1903|
Hanoi had become the capital of French Indochina earlier in 1902 replacing Saigon. Earlier activities to mark the change included a festival on 26 February 1902 attended by emperor Thành Thái and the governor general Paul Doumer and the opening of the Paul Doumer (now Long Biên) Bridge. The exhibition was the idea of Paul Doumer.
Grand Palais de l'Exposition
The site of the fair was the racecourse established in the early 1890s, and its main building was the Grand Palais de l'Exposition (Vietnamese: Nhà Đấu xảo) designed by Adolphe Bussy.
The fair showed products from France and her colonies, and from other territories in Southeast Asia: Dutch Indies, Burma, China, Formosa (now Taiwan), Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malacca, the Philippines and Siam.
As well as country displays there was a machine gallery, a La Grand Roue amusement ride, and art in the French Section of Fine Arts including work by Carolus-Duran.
- Pelle, Findling, ed. (2008). "Appendix B:Fair Statistics". Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 415. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9.
- "1902 L'exposition de Hanoi World Expo" (in French). Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- Logan, William Stewart. Hanoi: Biography of a City. p. 93.
- Huan Do, Hanoi Colonial Buildings
- "L'Indochine Coloniale - Exposition d'Hanoi 1902" (in French). Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- "Hanoï la vie.com | Evenements | 1902 Exposition Galerie Des Machines.jpg" (in French). Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "Hanoï la vie.com | Evenements | 1902 Exposition La Grande Roue.jpg" (in French). Retrieved 28 July 2015.