Spreading the Essence of Vietnamese Culture in Cambodia

"Vietnam Cultural Week in Cambodia is an immersive celebration of Vietnamese culture in all its vibrant diversity. This event offers a unique window into the rich heritage and traditions of Vietnam, captivating audiences and fostering deeper connections between these two neighboring nations."


A vibrant celebration of Vietnamese arts and culture captivated audiences in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and the northwestern province of Banteay Meanchey. The unique program, featuring diverse performances from different regions of Vietnam, was a delightful showcase of the country’s rich cultural heritage.

The artistic performance was a testament to the strong bond between Vietnam and Cambodia. Photos: VNA

This cultural extravaganza was part of the Vietnam Cultural Week in Cambodia, which ran until May 25. It is an annual event organized jointly by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Vietnam and their Cambodian counterparts, alternating between the two countries each year.

According to Ta Quang Dong, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Vietnam, the two nations have enjoyed close cooperation in various fields in recent years, with a particular emphasis on cultural exchanges.

Deputy Minister Dong expressed his hope for more opportunities to showcase and celebrate the cultural, sports, and tourism ties between Vietnam and Cambodia, further strengthening the already robust relationship between the two neighboring countries.

The performances reflected the deep friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia.

Phoeurng Sackona, Cambodia’s Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, echoed the sentiment, stating that cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries have thrived, reflecting the traditional bilateral relations. She noted Vietnam’s support for Cambodia’s efforts to inscribe its cultural heritage sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and sought continued backing for sites like the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (S21), Choeung Ek Killing Fields, and M-13 Prison.

The artistic program, presented by the Viet Bac Folk Music and Dance Theater, included traditional musical instrument performances, vibrant dances, and soulful folk songs. The melodies celebrated the enduring friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia, captivating the audiences and leaving them with a deeper appreciation of Vietnamese culture.

The art program showcased the beauty of Vietnamese traditional dance and music.
The performances strengthened the bond between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Cultural exchanges foster friendship and mutual understanding between the people of Vietnam and Cambodia.
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