According to UNESCO and many of the world’s countries, the tangible and intangible cultural heritages of all nations are seen as ‘special properties’ of human civilisation with are of great value and should be promoted over time.
In early 2012, Thua Thien Hue organized a program themed "Ancient Hue - New Experiences", preceding a series of events in line with the national tourism policy entitled "National Tourism Year 2012 - Northern and Central Coastal Region - Hue ".
UNESCO’s recognition of Bai choi singing as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity last December brought great pride and joy to people in the central coastal province of Phu Yen, one of Bai choi’s birthplaces. At Dong Hoa fishing village, one hears children singing Bai choi songs whenever they are.
Xoan Singing of the northern province of Phu Tho received a UNESCO certificate of an intangible cultural heritage of humanity at a ceremony at Lai Len Shrine, Viet Tri city, Phu Tho on February 3.
Y Tý Commune in Bát Xát District, in the northern province of Lào Cai, has become a new tourist destination for domestic and foreign visitors. Many locals have been exploiting natural and cultural advantages to develop ther business.
Lai Chau is a mountainous border province in the northwest of Vietnam with more than 80 percent of its population being ethnic minorities, creating cultural diversity.
Researchers fear the epics of ethnic minority groups in the Central highlands might get lost into oblivion. So they are spending their time and energy to visit old artisans in local communities to record epics, and are even hiring people to translate and print the lyrics for preservation. Công Hoan reports.
Contemplating paintings on a wall goes back to neolithic times, but wearing art on items of clothing is a new experience for wearer and watcher in Việt Nam. Today, many young artists share a passion for folk paintings transferred by the printing craft from design to jackets, áo dài (traditional long dress) and even shoes.
A wide range of cultural activities to reveal the depth of traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) celebrations will take place at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel from January 24. The programmes for children will run until January 27.
More than 1,000 artifacts uncovered during the excavation and restoration of towers in the world heritage site of My Son sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam have been digitalised thanks to the assistance of experts from Italy and India.