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Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex – a mixed natural and cultural heritage

UNESCO recognizes Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex as a mixed natural and cultural heritage at the 38th session of the organization’s World Heritage Committee in Doha on Monday (June 23). UNESCO described Trang An as “a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, some of which are submerged, and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs.” Trang … [Read more...]

Vietnam Should Adopt Red-Light Districts

Vietnam Should Adopt Red Light Districts

At a conference on measures to prevent and control prostitution, a government official suggested that Vietnam establish red-light districts to curb prostitution, reported Thanh Nien. The suggestion came from Chung A, former deputy chairman of the National Committee for Prevention and Control of AIDS, who said that while licensed businesses such as massage parlors, hotels and … [Read more...]

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Son Doong Cave: one of 52 places to go in 2014

Son Doong Cave in the Quang Binh province of central Vietnam is one of the world’s largest caves. It was placed at the 8th position out of 52 places to go in 2014, according to New York Times. Each January, the editors of the newspaper’s Travel section publish their Places to Go issue. This year, Quang Binh was ranked the eighth among 52 places, thanks to its Son Doong Cave … [Read more...]

Firework shows on New Year’s Eve 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City

Firework shows on New Year’s Eve 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is set to hold high-range firework shows at midnight on New Year’s Eve, Dec 31, to celebrate the new year 2014. The 15-minute pyrotechnic performances will be held at the front end of the Saigon River tunnel in district 2 and Dam Sen Park in district 11. Besides, the show “Street light” running from Dec 19 to Jan 21 in Saigon downtown as well as the art … [Read more...]

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet Nam - Photo: UNESCO

UNESCO lists Art of Don ca tai tu as world cultural heritage of humanity

Art of Don ca tai tu music and song in southern Viet Nam has officially become a recognised UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO announced the decision yesterday, during the on-going 8th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Baku, Azerbaijan. Don ca tai tu is the sixth Vietnamese … [Read more...]