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 preparation for the fair, especially the construction of the exhibition palace, left Hanoi's budget in deficit for a decade.
When the Japanese took over Vietnam, they based their military and supply in the palace. Later, air raids at the end of World War II completely destroyed the building.
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.
- 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.