Natural Heritage

Protecting the Global geological park of Dong Van - Ha Giang

Protecting the Global geological park of Dong Van – Ha Giang

The global geological park of Dong Van (DVGP) includes the districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac. It became the member of the network of 30 geological parks around the world in 3 October 2010. This is a potential land of natural resources, geological heritage, and cultural heritage of 17 ethnic [...]
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Trang An eco-tourism zone

Trang An eco-tourism zone

Being called “Halong Bay on land”, the “outdoor geological museum by the scientist, “Trang An ecotourism has a total area of ​​2.168ha, and being surrounded by Limestone Mountains, the lake and caves to form a continuous system. The lagoons are connected by 48 basis aquatic cave; the cave has various changed red stalactites forming typical [...]
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Ba Be Lake

Ba Be Lake

Being on a cruise on the lake in shadow immense mountains, clouds would give visitors the feeling of “want to stay here only, not want to be back”. Ba Be Lake is in the Nam Mau commune, Ba Be district, Bac Kan province. It is about 220 km from Hanoi. Local people call it the [...]
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Tangible Cultural Heritage

Ho Dynasty Citadel - Three months of construction

Ho Dynasty Citadel – Three months of construction

According to  “Records of Historian about Dai Viet’s History” of Ngo Si Lien, King Ho Quy Ly instructed Prime Minister Do Tinh to build the Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa in January 1397. The construction was completed in March. The Ho Dynasty only lasted from 1400 to 1407, Emperor Ho left a significant legacy – [...]
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Con Dao Prison

Con Dao Prison

Con Dao is a charming archipelago including 16 islands, situated between the ocean 117 nautical miles in the south of Ho Chi Minh City and about 600 miles from Singapore. Western sailors called it as Poulo Condore, Con Dao is formerly known as the brutal prison for prisoners of patriotism against the French colonialism and [...]
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Sapa Ancient Rock Field

Sapa Ancient Rock Field

Sapa ancient carved rock spreads out on the territory of three communes of Ta Van, Hau Thao and Su Pan. It is located in Muong Hoa valley with an area of ​​about 8 km2. Located on the steep winding mountain road, ancient rock carving ground is consisted of 159 small and large boulders alternating in [...]
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Intangible Cultural Heritage

Xoan Singing

Xoan Singing

Place of displaying: Phu Tho province (North of Hanoi) Xoan singing is a folk cultural product which was lastly sang in communal houses of the villages in spring of 1945. However, the singers and instrumentalist are still available to teach the youngster to carry on the beautiful tradition. Xoan singing is done to worship a [...]
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Space of Gong Culture

Space of Gong Culture

Places of displaying: Central Higlands of Vietnam Along with Nha nhac  court music in Hue, Cong Chieng (Gong) is acknowledged to be the intangible cultural heritage of the world. The space of culture in Central Highlands of Vietnam covers five provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong. The gongs [...]
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Ca Tru Singing

Ca Tru Singing

Place of displaying: North Vietnam. Overview Ca tru singing was popular in 15th century. It was a singing type in royal and palaces. There are three parts in a singing party: One female singer (called “dao” or “ca nuong”) use the catanhet to take the measure. One male musical instrument players (called “kep”) play the [...]
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Documentary Heritage

Stone Stele in Van Mieu

Stone Stele in Van Mieu

Vietnam’s Stone Stele in Van Mieu temple contains 82 stones stele that contain the names and related information of doctoral laureates who passed the imperial examinations of the two dynasties of Le and Mac (from 1442 to 1779). Having been preserved in good conditions in Van Mieu (Temple of Literature), the collection became an inscription [...]
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Nguyen Dynasty wood-block

Nguyen Dynasty wood-block

Nguyen Dynasty wood-blocks, currently preserved and stored in Da Lat city, Lam Dong province, consist of 34,618 plates, bearing epigraphic contents of various books on history, geography, socio-politics, military, geography, socio-politics, military, legislation, education and literature. Apart from their historical value, the Nguyen dynasty wood-blocks also are artistically and technically precious. Because they mark the [...]
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    Event - News

    Two ancient statues recognized national treasures

    Two ancient statues recognized national treasures

    Two ancient statues that were nominated by Bac Ninh province for the government’s recognition as national treasures have been officially listed as national treasures. Mr. Nguyen Duy Nhat, Director of the Relic Management Board of Bac Ninh province, said that the list of the national treasures, phase 1 has recently issued, signed by Deputy Prime Minister [...]
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    Ancient Cham walls in Binh Thuan

    Ancient Cham walls in Binh Thuan

    Construction workers have discovered two underground ancient walls while working to restore a collapsed tower in the complex at the Po Dam temple complex of the Cham people in Tuy Phong district in the central province of Binh Thua. The discovered walls, each 1.9m in height, are thought to be part of the stair leading to [...]
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    Quang Tri citadel remembers heroes of nation

    Quang Tri citadel remembers heroes of nation

    Former emperor Minh Mang ordered his citizens to build the citadel wall which is 9 meters high and 12 meters wide with bricks. The citadel has four gates which face east, west, north and south The ancient Quang Tri ancient citadel was built in 1827 on the orders of King Minh Mang. Covering over 16 [...]
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    Blog

    Bich Dong at a glance in the past

    Bich Dong at a glance in the past

    Being located inside the country’s second most beautiful cave, Bich Dong Temple in Hoa Lu Commune, Ninh Binh Province is about 200 kilometres to the southeast of Hanoi. The temple was built on a limestone mountain that was formed millions of years ago and it was named in the 18th century after the beautiful white [...]
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    HaLong Bay - A haven of peace for monkeys

    HaLong Bay – A haven of peace for monkeys

    The HaLong Bay in northern Quang Ninh Province recently has been recognised twice as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site and has been voted one of the seven new Natural Wonders of the World. It was around 9 o’clock in the morning. HaLong Bay was covered in a thin veil of mist, with drops of [...]
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    Hoi An - When night falls

    Hoi An – When night falls

    When night falls, the ancient town of Hoi An, a World Cultural Heritage Site, becomes sparkling and fanciful in the light of thousands of lanterns. From somewhere, the chants of the Quang area sung by young women resound, fascinating visitors. Night in Hoi An is always deep, making visitors feel peaceful, cozy and familiar like [...]
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