Vietnam – RoK Cultural Exchange in Hanoi for Diplomatic Tie Celebration

The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) announced on September 8 that the Vietnam-RoK lantern festival to be held in Hanoi from September 9 to 11 will kick-start a wide range of activities to mark 30 years of bilateral diplomatic relations between the RoK and Vietnam.

Vietnam – RoK Cultural Exchange in Hanoi for Diplomatic Tie Celebration

The event aims to enhance the solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and the RoK, as well as promote the image of the land and culture of Vietnam to Korean friends, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Vietnam – RoK diplomatic ties (December 22, 1992-2022).

Many other activities to introduce Korean culture and music will be held on this occasion.

From 7 p.m. on September 9 Cheongsa Chorong lanterns from the RoK and Vietnamese Hoi An lanterns will be lit up to send a message of peace and happiness to everyone.

Visitors will be given the chance to try on the traditional Korean costume Hanbok, sample Korean foods, learn more about tourism products in the RoK, and play folk games from the two countries.

Furthermore, a lantern lighting ceremony will be held on September 10 – 11 alongside a performance by a choir made up of 30 Vietnamese and 30 Korean children. Established in April 2021, the choir will perform famous songs such as Heal The World which was presented by Michael Jackson years ago and Dynamite by Korean boyband BTS.

Moreover, K-pop star Hyolyn will join Vietnamese singers Hoang Thuy Linh, Duc Phuc, and Sunni Ha Linh to bring exciting performances to the event.

Meanwhile, an Asian Culture Week will take place in the RoK in October which is expected to help visitors experience Vietnamese culture and traditional costumes.

Other activities include the Korean-Vietnamese Book Fair taking place at the end of September, while K-Expo and the Korean Cultural Festival are slated for October.

Moreover, a Korean Space and the Centre for Virtual Reality Experience are scheduled to be inaugurated at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in November, while a Korea Culture & Tourism Exhibition will be held in December.

Last December the Ministers of Culture, Sports and Tourism of both sides signed the Korea – Vietnam Cultural Exchange Program 2022 in order to mark the 30th anniversary since the establishment of joint diplomatic relations.

Both sides pledged to promote cultural exchanges and co-operation in organising a wide range of cultural events as part of celebrations for the important occasion.

The Vietnam - RoK Cultural Exchange will be held on Trinh Cong Son street from September 16-18. (Photo:
The Vietnam – RoK Cultural Exchange will be held on Trinh Cong Son street from September 16-18. (Photo:

Visitors will have the chance to learn more about tourism products, cultural features and cuisine of the two countries, such as pottery spaces, enjoying speciality teas and spaces for light and ceramic sculptures.

The opening ceremony for the exchange programme will highlight the cultural differences and connections between the two countries to reach out to the world.

Especially, the programme will feature activities for young people, including K-pop dances, the experience to wear Hanbok and Vietnamese folk games.

The event will also feature the participation of more than 50 businesses and investors from the RoK and Vietnam.

Tarah Nguyen