Hoi An ancient city in Vietnam’s central coastal province of Quang Nam has been selected by the US Cable News Network (CNN) as one of the world’s 13 most romantic places to visit. The world cultural heritage site was ranked ninth on the list.
Relic sites and tourist destinations in Hanoi were re-opened to visitors on February 6 after a one-day closure for antiseptic spraying and other preventive measures against the threat of the novel coronavirus (nCoV).
Vietnam has added 11 more cultural icons to the list of national intangible cultural heritage, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The Bac Giang provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony on January 29 to receive a certificate honouring the Xuong Giang victory historic relic site as a special national site.
“Then” practice of Vietnam’s ethnic groups of Tay, Nung, Thai has been named in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Department of Cultural Heritage said on December 13.
Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Vietnam Michael Croft presented a certificate recognising Hanoi as an official member of the UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network to Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung at a a ceremony in the capital on December 13.
More than 100 objects and photos, including 100 year-old images, featuring the preservation and development of the UNESCO-recognised My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam are on display at an exhibition that opened on November 21.
An annual festival centring around buckwheat flowers, the iconic flower of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, and the unique cultural values of local ethnic groups will begin on November 23.
A series of cultural activities are taking place at the Việt Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism throughout this month featuring the unique cultures of ethnic groups across the country.
In the old days, Dong Ho paintings were used as decorations at every home during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). The folk paintings have become part of Vietnamese life through generations.