“Ho khoan” Le Thuy singing recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

“Ho khoan” Le Thuy singing recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

NDO – “Ho khoan” Le Thuy, a genre of Vietnamese folk music from Le Thuy district, in the central province of Quang Binh, has been recognised as national intangible cultural heritage for its typical characteristics.  (Sep 01, 2017)


Hai Phong: Local procession ritual recognised as national cultural heritage

  Jul 04, 2017
NDO – A local festival linked with ceremonial procession in Hoang Chau island commune, Cat Hai district, the northern port city of Hai Phong, has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage. 

Cheo artist Nguyen Thu Huyen: Traditional art forms must be active in engaging audiences

  Jun 22, 2017
NDO – After nearly 25 years of working in cheo (traditional opera), Meritorious Artist Nguyen Thu Huyen was recently appointed as the Deputy Director of the Hanoi Cheo Theatre. In an interview granted to Nhan Dan Weekly Newspaper, Huyen talked about her passion for cheo as well as how to win over audiences when performing this traditional art form. 

Exhibition showcases rare lacquered and gilded wooden objects

  Jun 20, 2017
NDO – An exhibition showcasing more than 100 lacquered and gilded wooden objects opened in Hanoi on June 20. 

Nguyen dynasty treasures on display in Da Lat

  Jun 15, 2017
NDO – A total of 36 precious artifacts, from the Nguyen dynasty period (1802-1945), are on display at an exhibition that opened recently at Lam Dong museum in Da Lat city. 

Workshop discusses preservation of heritage urban areas

  Jun 14, 2017
NDO – An international workshop was held in Hoi An, Quang Nam province on June 14, to discuss the preservation of heritage urban areas. 

Exhibition spotlights Vietnam’s sea, island culture heritages

  Jun 09, 2017
NDO/VNA – An exhibition on Vietnam’s sea and island culture heritages opened on June 9 in Tam Ky city as part of the 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival 2017. 

Cham cultural vestiges on show at Quang Nam heritage festival

  Jun 09, 2017
NDO - Artefacts of Cham culture and posters featuring Cham towers located throughout Vietnam’s central region are being displayed to the public as part of a heritage festival in Quang Nam province. 

Hoi An’s history told through printing woodblocks, imperial rescripts

  Jun 07, 2017
NDO - The historic milestones of the UNESCO-listed ancient town of Hoi An, and Quang Nam province in general, are being told through an exhibition featuring relevant printing woodblocks and imperial decrees. 

My Son heritage restoration completed

  May 25, 2017
NDO – The restoration of a recently-discovered ancient road in the central area of My Son World Cultural Heritage Complex, Quang Nam province, has been completed. 

Learning through heritage

  May 24, 2017
NDO - Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) attracts a large number of student visitors every year, mainly for spiritual purposes. How do the young people who come to the Van Mieu in hopes of understanding and respecting the true value of the heritage make the most of their experience? A programme on studying though heritage has been initiated in some primary schools in Hanoi and the results look good. 

Vietnamese candidate runs for UNESCO General Director chair

  Apr 28, 2017
NDO – Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau, Assistant to the Foreign Minister and Special Envoy to the Prime Minister on UNESCO delivered a presentation and attended an interview for the position of UNESCO Director General at the international organisation headquarters in Paris on April 27. 

Workshop proposes Oc Eo culture seeking UNESCO heritage title

  Apr 26, 2017
NDO/VNA – Vestiges of Oc Eo culture in Ba The mountain in An Giang and Nen Chua in Kien Giang in the country’s southern region were put forward to seek UNESCO recognition as world cultural heritages, heard a workshop in Hanoi on April 25. 

Hue kicks off golden tourism week at Hue Heritage Site

  Apr 22, 2017
NDO – Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, on April 22, kicked off a promotion programme, "Golden Tourism Week at Hue Heritage Site", phase 1 (April 22-28) at various relics under the Hue Heritage Site system.  

Preserving the national heritage of Phu Le commune’s folk singing

  Apr 21, 2017
NDO – The ‘sac bua’ (Tet greeting) folk singing in Phu Le commune, Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province has recently been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The cultural sector and local authorities have taken measures to preserve and promote unique values of the singing form in the community.