The “Digital data bank on relics and relics conservation” at provides scientific papers and research studies on thousands of relic sites nationwide as well as information on restoration projects.

Using digital technology, it is expected to further promote the land and people of Vietnam and create added value in preserving and sustainably using the country’s heritage.

Vietnam welcomed a record 18 million international tourists last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

The figure was up 16.2% year-on-year, with tourists from Asia making up 79.9% of the total, up 19.1%, while those from Europe were up 6.4%, America 7.7%, and Africa 12.2%.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said the country also catered to 85 million local holidaymakers during the year, an increase of more than 6%.

Vietnam was honoured with a host of prestigious global prizes last year, winning at the World Golf Awards, the World Travel Awards, and Asia’s Best Destination.