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Home » Vietnam information » Vietnam Travel News » December - 2006

For the further preservation of cultural heritages

11/12/06 (GMT+7)

The Cultural Heritage Laws, in effect since January 01, 2002, have inarguably facilitated the preservation of cultural sites, according to the Ministry of Culture and Information.

Preservation in Vietnam, For the further preservation of cultural heritagesAt a meeting to review the implementation of the Cultural Heritage Laws held recently in Hanoi, the Ministry of Culture and Information reported that such laws have been effective in preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritages, minimising the number of cultural sites illegally encroached upon.

So far, Vietnam has had five natural and historical sites listed as world heritages, and has 2888 national cultural relics and 4286 provincial sites under protection.

Many cultural sites have become attractive holiday destinations, luring thousands of domestic and overseas visitors, such as Ha Long Bay, Hue Ancient Citadel, Hoi An Old Quarter, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and Cu Chi tunnel. Apart from the state budget, individuals have pumped nearly 500bil VND into preservation projects.

Over the past few years, more than 10 projects of data collection, research of intangible cultural heritages have been conducted. Two Vietnamese intangible heritages have won UNESCO recognition: nha nhac (court music) and gong culture in the Central Highlands.

At the same time, 22 museums have been newly built, including 6 museums established by individuals.

The Cultural Heritage Laws have also created a solid framework for international cooperation. Many overseas organisations and individuals have expressed their desire to pump investment in cultural heritage preservation in Vietnam.

(Source: TTXVN)

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