Vietnam’s treasured cultural heritages to be introduced at Thang Long citadel

NDO – A number of Vietnam’s treasured intangible cultural heritages will be introduced to the public for free at a programme held on November 23 and 24 at Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi.


The programmes will spotlight unique music genres, including Then singing of the Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic groups, chau van (spiritual) singing, quan ho (love duet singing), cheo (traditional opera), Vi and Dam folk singing, and xam singing (ancient folk songs performed by blind beggars).

Visitors will also be invited to play folk games, such as tug of war, stick pushing, to he (toy figurine) making, as well as explore Vietnamese calligraphy.

The programme, the first of its kind, was co-organised by the UNESCO Centre for Culture and Sport Development under the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Association in collaboration with the Hemera Media And Technology Joint Stock Company.

It aims to honour and promote Vietnam’s unique heritages, raise public awareness and responsibility in safeguarding heritages and increase the exchange of experience among those who work in the conservation-restoration of cultural heritages.