Eighteen national treasures presented to the public for the first time

Eighteen national treasures presented to the public for the first time

NDO—Eighteen national treasures recognised by Vietnam’s authorities over the past period are being presented under a special exhibition held for the first time by the National Museum of Vietnam History in Hanoi. (Jan 10, 2017)

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Phu Yen’s Whale Worship Festival recognised as intangible cultural heritage

  Nov 23, 2016
NDO—The Phu Yen province People’s Committee held a ceremony on November 23 to receive a certificate recognising its Whale Worship Festival as part of the nation’s intangible cultural heritage.  

Dong Nai: 2,000 year old ancient tomb recognised as national special relic site

  Nov 23, 2016
NDO - The Dong Nai provincial People's Committee held a ceremony on November 22 to announce the Prime Minister's Decision and receive a certificate recognising the Cu Thach Hang Gon ancient tomb as a national special relic site and Tran Bien Temple of Literature as a national historical relic. 

Various activities celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day

  Nov 04, 2016
NDO – A wide variety of cultural activities were held around Hanoi’s Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem District on November 3 to celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23, 2005 - 2016). 

Xoe dance dossier for UNESCO recognition prepared

  Oct 27, 2016
NDO/VNA—The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the People’s Committee of Yen Bai Province jointly held a conference on October 26 to develop a national dossier on the xoe dance of Vietnam’s Thai minority people to submit for UNESCO recognition as a part of the intangible heritage of humanity. 

Vietnamese archaeological treasures displayed in Germany

  Oct 09, 2016
NDO/VNA—The exhibition “Treasures of Vietnamese Archaeology” is running at the LWL-Museum of Archaeology in the city of Herne in Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen State, attracting some 700 visitors on its opening day. 

Preserving and upholding values of Muong people’s oral traditions

  Oct 08, 2016
NDO—People belonging to the Muong nation account for over 63% of the total population of Vietnam’s northern province of Hoa Binh. The Muong nation has cultivated and preserved its unique indigenous culture, one of whose distinctive features is a tradition of oral mythology known as mo Muong.  

Ancient singing, dancing become part of national heritage

  Oct 03, 2016
NDO/VNA—Ai lao song and dance, a traditional ritual associated with the legend of Saint Giong’s defeat of foreign invaders, has been recognised as intangible national cultural heritage.  

Vietnam’s archaeological treasures to be exhibited in Germany

  Sep 28, 2016
NDO—More than 400 of Vietnam’s archaeological treasures will displayed at the LWL Museum in Germany from October 7 to February 26 to celebrate more than 40 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.  

Bronze drum unearthed near UNESCO-recognised Ho Dynasty Citadel

  Sep 26, 2016
NDO—A bronze drum has been unearthed near the Ho Dynasty Citadel, a UNESCO world heritage site in the central province of Thanh Hoa. 

Ancient woodcarvings of Ha Tinh listed as world documentary heritage

  Sep 25, 2016
NDO/VNA - A ceremony was held in the central province of Ha Tinh on September 25 to receive a certificate recognising the Woodblocks of Phuc Giang School as a documentary heritage by UNESCO’s Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP).  

Improving management capacity for World Heritage Sites in Vietnam

  Sep 24, 2016
NDO—Nhan Dan recently published a Vietnamese-language story calling for an immediate end to the organisation of parties in the caverns at Ha Long Bay, which revealed typical shortcomings in the management of World Heritage Sites in Vietnam. But we must look no further than some limitations of the current management model to uncover the main cause of such confusion. 

Phu Lam storehouse recognised as national art-architectural site

  Sep 22, 2016
NDO-The Phu Yen Provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony in Phu Yen province on September 22 to receive a certificate recognising “Lam Phu Lam” (Phu Lam storehouse) in Phu Lam ward of Tuy Hoa city as a national art-architectural site.  

Vitality of amateur 'tuong' art troupes

  Sep 22, 2016
NDO—Amateur 'tuong' (“classical drama”) art troupes have laid the foundation for the development of 'tuong', as they have kept intact the original value of the traditional art form. In modern life, these troupes still have a firm position, as they have drawn the interest of a large number of audiences, including the youth. 

International workshop seeks to preserve Nguyen dynasty’s cultural heritage

  Sep 16, 2016
NDO/ VNA – An international workshop was held in the central province of Thua Thien Hue on September 16 to seek ways to preserve and promote cultural heritage values during the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945).