The Hải Phòng Red Flamboyant Festival celebrated the city

The Hải Phòng Red Flamboyant Festival celebrated the city's special UNESCO status

The Cát Bà Archipelago in Hải Phòng City and the Hạ Long Bay, in the neighbouring province of Quảng Ninh, is Việt Nam's first inter-provincial site listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Nguyễn Dynasty Urns in Huế make it to the UNESCO Memory of the World List

Nguyễn Dynasty Urns in Huế make it to the UNESCO Memory of the World List

The urns received unanimous votes by all 23 member countries.
European Literary Days focuses on gender

European Literary Days focuses on gender

The European Literature Days 2024 has kicked off with a series of literature and exhibition events in Hà Nội and HCM City
“The Road to Dien Bien Phu” full of emotion

“The Road to Dien Bien Phu” full of emotion

(VEN) - To mark the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7, 1954 - 2024), the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum held the “The Road to Dien Bien Phu” exhibition to introduce 70 outstanding artworks, such as paintings, graphics, sculptures, sketches, and posters by 34 authors produced between 1949 and 2009.
Basket, brocade weaving of S’tiêng people recognised as National Intangible Cultural Heritage

Basket, brocade weaving of S’tiêng people recognised as National Intangible Cultural Heritage

Basket weaving and brocade weaving of the S’tiêng people has been included in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in 2023 and 2024.
Royal antiques presented at metaverse exhibition

Royal antiques presented at metaverse exhibition

Ten significant antique objects from the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802–1945), the last Vietnamese dynasty have been digitally identified to be presented in 360-degree vision and full sharpness.
Việt Nam plans to preserve ethnic minorities’ intangible cultures at risk of disappearing

Việt Nam plans to preserve ethnic minorities’ intangible cultures at risk of disappearing

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a plan to support the study, restoration, and preservation of ethnic minorities’ intangible cultures which are at risk of falling into oblivion.
Vietnamese celebrated director to head jury at Shanghai International Film Festival

Vietnamese celebrated director to head jury at Shanghai International Film Festival

According to the organisers of the film festival, the works of the Vietnamese French director and scriptwriter, who won the Best Director Award at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in 2023 for The Taste of Things, blend the expressions of Eastern and Western cultures, with sensitivity, delicacy, and a romantic style.
HCM City launches international photo contest

HCM City launches international photo contest

Vietnamese and foreign photographers, both amateurs and professionals, are encouraged to take part in the third HCM City International Photography Contest.
Optimising UNESCO titles for national development

Optimising UNESCO titles for national development

With 65 UNESCO titles spanning all the 63 cities and provinces, Việt Nam contributes to enriching, protecting, and promoting the cultural treasures of humanity. This helps international friends better understand the country, its people, traditions, and history.
Vietnamese space introduced at Buenos Aires Int

Vietnamese space introduced at Buenos Aires Int'l Book Fair

A Vietnamese space has received warm response from visitors at the ongoing 2024 Buenos Aires International Book Fair.
Exhibition spotlights significance of Điện Biên Phủ Victory

Exhibition spotlights significance of Điện Biên Phủ Victory

Nearly 150 documents and artifacts highlighting the significance, stature, and value of the Điện Biên Phủ Victory will be displayed at an exhibition slated for April 25 at the Việt Nam National Museum of History.
VCCA introduces a digital exhibition of cubist masterpieces

VCCA introduces a digital exhibition of cubist masterpieces

Through the exhibition, Vietnamese audiences have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the significant cubist works of art history, which are not easily accessible because they have long been placed in the world's most admired art museums or private collections.
Concert to honour Điện Biên Phủ victory

Concert to honour Điện Biên Phủ victory

Artists from the Việt Nam Contemporary Art Theatre will perform at a concert on May 4 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Điện Biên Phủ victory.
Film week to celebrate 70th anniversary of Điện Biên Phủ victory

Film week to celebrate 70th anniversary of Điện Biên Phủ victory

The opening ceremony of the film week takes place on April 24 at Điện Biên Phủ Cinema with screenings of two films: Đồng hành cùng lịch sử (Alongside with history) and Đào, Phở và Piano (Peach Blossom, Phở and Piano).
Museums free on National Reunification Day

Museums free on National Reunification Day

State-owned museums will offer free entry to the public in HCM City, as part of the city’s activities to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification on April 30.
New decree protects intangible cultural heritage

New decree protects intangible cultural heritage

The Government has issued a new decree stipulating measures to manage, protect and promote the value of intangible cultural heritage in the list of national items and of UNESCO.
MCST reports on national culture, sport and tourism activities in Q1, looks to Q2

MCST reports on national culture, sport and tourism activities in Q1, looks to Q2

The ministry also mapped out its preparation to build scientific records to submit to UNESCO for the intangible cultural heritages of Mo Mường (Hòa Bình Province), traditional martial arts (Bình Định Province), and traditional opera of chèo of the Northern Delta (Thái Bình Province).
Đom Lơng Néak Tà Festival recognised as National Intangible Cultural Heritage

Đom Lơng Néak Tà Festival recognised as National Intangible Cultural Heritage

Khmer people organise the Đom Lơng Néak Tà Festival at Néak Tà temples to worship Néak Tà, the god of protection for rain, good crops, health and peace.
Female artists tell stories in strokes

Female artists tell stories in strokes

The exhibition entitled HerStory: Women in Art features 12 paintings and four sculptures by Nguyễn Thị Hoà, Cristina González, Mai Minh Hằng, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Lưu, Nguyễn Thị Thu Hiền and Alix Aymé.
Vietnamese bread tops TasteAtlas world

Vietnamese bread tops TasteAtlas world's 100 tastiest sandwiches rankings

Bread was first made popular in Việt Nam by the French since 1859, but a source from the HCM City’s Tourism Department said it could have been present in the country earlier than that, through trade and commerce with Europeans.
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Hanoi seminar empowers women in green transition

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Green production challenges steel industry

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Hà Nội poised for 70th anniversary of Liberation Day

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Jeonggwan Junior Choir, Korea to perform

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Việt Nam working with Google to boost culture and promote tourism

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HCM City unveils short film series to promote tourism

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