The culture ministry plans to compile a dossier of Dong Ho woodcuts to apply for recognition by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a global cultural heritage.
A Xoan singing performance in the education and training sector in Viet Tri city, the northern province of Phu Tho, has been held to glorify the special art in the province, which has been recognized as a world intangible heritage in need of urgent protection.
The first culture, sports and tourism festival of ethnic minority groups in the Central Highlands 2012 will take place from May 18th to 20th in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is planning to open a representative office in Japan to facilitate its tourism marketing activities and speed up cooperation between travel firms of the two nations. The plan is part of VNAT’s effort to receive one million Japanese tourist arrivals to Vietnam by 2015.
The Tay Thien festival kicked off in Dai Dinh commune, Tam Dao district, Vinh Phuc province on March 7 (the fifteenth day of the second lunar month), with the attendance of Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan and Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung.