Twelve groups and 59 individuals were honoured at a ceremony in the northern province of Phu Tho on February 18 for their contributions to preserving hat Xoan (Xoan singing), the world intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent protection.
A large number of local and foreign researchers, managers and experts discussed the role of heritage tourism in achieving environmentally sustainable growth, at an international seminar in the central city of Hue on Feb. 14.
Three out of ten artifact groups in the central city of Hue have been listed for recognition as national treasures, including nine sacred cannons, nine urns and a great bell, said an official on Feb. 7.
Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam started offering free wireless internet (wifi) access at the beginning of the Lunar New Year, becoming the first city in Asia to provide such service.
Tran Temple Festival in Thai Binh will be held at Tien Duc commune, Hung Ha district on February 4th 2012 (13th of the first lunar month of the New Year) with 20,000-30,000 tourists expected to participate.
The Spring Newspaper Festival 2012 and a photo exhibition entitled “Ha Giang – The City I love,” co-organized by the Ha Giang provincial Journalists’ Association and the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Department of Information and Communication, opened on February 2nd 2012.