Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage

Xoan singing is a religious practice rooted in the ancestor worship of the Vietnamese people

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


The Vietnamese musical tradition was removed from the 2011 UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and became an intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2017

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


Quan ho (love-duet singing) is an art form that combines various elements, including music, lyrics and costumes, and features the distinctive culture of people in the region formerly called Kinh Bac 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


The art of love duets was inscribed in the UNESCO’s representative list of intangible cultural heritage in September 2009

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage

Quan ho was inscribed in the UNESCO’s representative list of intangible cultural heritage in September 2009 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


Cheo (traditional opera) originated in the 10th century from folk music and dance traditions, especially tro nhai – simple mimetic skits. These skits showed the lives of ordinary people as well as royalty. Over time, writers consolidated cheo short stories based on these skits into longer plays 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


Ca Tru was included in the UNESCO list of World Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2009. It is one of the most unique genres of folk music of Vietnam 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


Ca Tru features a female singer accompanied by a small group of musicians. The art genre appeared in the north around the 15th century and thrived until the early 20th century 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


“Xam” is a centuries-old singing style of the Vietnamese people. It was popular in the northern region and has long been recognised as an important part of national cultural heritage 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


Hue Court Music plays an important role and is the core of the court affairs 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage

In Nov 2003 Hue Court Music was recognized as the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


This recognition remarked the great progress of the culture preservation of Vietnam and its importance to the humanity’s art values 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


Vietnam’s Giong festival was recognised by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage

The festival is held annually between the seventh and ninth day of the fourth lunar month to commemorate Saint Giong, a local hero who sacrificed his life to defeat invaders 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


A gong performance by Muong ethnic group. Gong art form of Muong has been recognized as national heritage

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage


The Complex of Hue Monuments was recognised by UNESCO as a site of world cultural heritage in 1993 

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day,vn cultural heritage,bac ninh love duets,xoan singing,intangible cultural heritage 


The Complex of Hue Monuments was recognised by UNESCO as a site of world cultural heritage in 1993

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Hanoi's oldest heritage site calls out for protection

Hanoi's oldest heritage site calls out for protection

City's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has sent a letter urging authorities to save the pre-historic archaeological site, popularly known as Vuon Chuoi, to preserve ancient artefacts that belonged to the city's earliest residents.

 
A visit to heritage sites in HCM City and Binh Duong

A visit to heritage sites in HCM City and Binh Duong

Visiting heritage sites in HCM City and in Binh Duong Province, about 20km from the city, can be an interesting detour for locals and foreigners alike.

Four more Vietnamese sites recognised as ASEAN heritage parks

Four more Vietnamese sites recognised as ASEAN heritage parks

Three national parks and a nature reserve in Vietnam have been added to the list of ASEAN heritage parks, taking the country's number to 10.