Vietnam is not only a stunning destination for international tourists, thanks to its breathtaking mountains, forests, seas, and islands, but also boasts UNESCO-recognized world heritage items, encompassing both natural and cultural treasures. These cultural treasures have played a significant role in the country’s economic and social development, as they are considered valuable cultural resources.
Vietnam has won the World’s Leading Heritage Destination 2023 title at the World Travel Awards for the fourth time. It boasts a total of 9 UNESCO-recognized heritage sites, encompassing both natural and cultural treasures. Among these, 5 have been recognized as Cultural Heritage items, 3 as Natural Heritage items, and 1 as a Mixed Heritage. This latest title further highlights Vietnam’s abundant natural resources and its cultural heritage.
The upcoming Ninh Binh Festival, scheduled from December 23-31, will not only showcase local heritage but also promote a wide range of intangible cultural heritage from all over the country.
Ninh Binh aspires to establish itself as a prominent cultural hub, hosting both national and international events to attract domestic and international tourists.
The art of Xoe Thai Dance and Gongs hold a special place as iconic tourism attractions in the Northwest and Central Highlands regions. These two heritage elements were recently showcased in Hanoi in a bid to encourage both domestic and international tourists to visit both regions.
By recognizing heritage as a valuable resource, regularly organizing cultural activities not only helps promote cultural values within the community but also optimizes the potential cultural heritage holds.- (VNA/VLLF)