Eight Vietnamese activities honoured as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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(Cinet)- Numerous kinds of music and festivals in Vietnam have attracted many local and foreign visitors. There are eight cultural activities that have been recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). … [Read more...]

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Eight Vietnamese activities recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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Besides beautiful landscapes that attract many local and foreign visitors, people can also find a rich, long-standing culture with numerous kinds of music and festivals in Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Workshop enhances some cultural values of the Giong festival

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(Cinet)- A workshop discusses about the preservation of cultural values of the Giong festival and promote the festival-based sustainable tourism development was organized in Hanoi on June 23. … [Read more...]

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Chefs in Shanghai for Bocuse d'Or competitionUNESCO launches contest on public transport The UNESCO Centre for Culture and Education (UNESCO-CEP) has launched a photo contest to raise awareness among young people about the benefits of using public transport. The competition Cau Chuyen San Ga (The Station Story) targets professional and amateur photographers aged between 18 and 35 years old living in Vietnam. The station is seen as the departure point and destination of a journey, and the … [Read more...]

Workshop fosters UNESCO-recognised Giong festival’s values

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A workshop gather in Hanoi on June 23 to discuss the preservation of cultural values of the Giong festival and promote the festival-based sustainable tourism development. … [Read more...]

Young people to enthuse troops on Truong Sa

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union hopes to instill the spirit of Dien Bien Phu and the nation's traditional undauntedness in the face of threats in soldiers stationed in the Truong Sa Archipelago. Its "Ship for sea and islands" will leave from the city May 28 for the islands and DK1, an offshore lookout post, with 200 young people from the city who will carry for the soldiers a container of soil from A1 Hill in the Dien Bien Phu battlefield, a sculpture made by students at the College of … [Read more...]

Giong festival receives Special National Relic Certificate

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The Hanoitimes - Phu Dong Temple in the capital's Gia Lam district received a certificate recognising it as a special national relic site at a ceremony. According to cultural experts, the festivals held in Phu Dong Temple (where Saint Giong was born) and Soc Temple (where he ascended to heaven) are the most meaningful and notable, which have been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of mankind. … [Read more...]

French artist Patricia Kaas to perform in HCMC

Renowned French singer Patricia Kaas will give a solo performance for charity at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Theatre on May 19.

French artist to perform in HCMC "Kaas Chante Piaf" concert, organised by Poussieres de Vie - a non-governmental organisation (NGO), will provide an opportunity for audiences to listen to a series of famous singer Édith Piaf's songs covered by Kaas. … [Read more...]

Phu Dong temple honoured special national relic

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(Cinet)- Phu Dong Temple in the capital's Gia Lam district received Certificate for recognizing as a special national relic site at a ceremony on May 5. … [Read more...]

Phu Dong temple becomes special national relic

Phu Dong Temple in the capital's Gia Lam district received a certificate recognising it as a special national relic site at a ceremony on May 5. The place of worship was initially erected by King Hung Vuong VI before being rebuilt in the 11 th century by King Ly Thai To, the founder of the Ly dynasty, after he moved the capital city from Hoa Lu-Ninh Binh to Thang Long, present-day Hanoi. The temple is dedicated to a Vietnamese national saint, Thanh Giong, one of the four immortals in … [Read more...]