Additional dossiers of national heritages to be submitted to UNESCO
QĐND - Friday, January 13, 2012, 20:58 (GMT+7)
|Part of "Moc ban Kinh Phat chua Vinh Nghiem". Source: Dantri
UNESCO Vietnam confirmed to develop more dossiers for submission to the UNESCO for recognition as world cultural heritages in 2012.
In 2011, the Ho Dynasty Citadel was recognised by the UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site, while Hat Xoan in Phu Tho Province as an intangible world cultural heritage in need of urgent protection.
In 2011, UNESCO Vietnam, in association with local authorities, submitted two dossiers for “Moc ban Kinh Phat chua Vinh Nghiem” (The wood-blocks of Buddhist Sutras in Vinh Nghiem Pagoda) and “Hoa Lu thi tap” (Hoa Lu Poem Collection) as Asia-Pacific database on intangible cultural heritage.
Also, UNESCO Vietnam finalised the dossiers of Cat Tien National Park to submit to UNESCO for recognition as world natural heritage, and developed several dossiers for Religious Belief to worship Hung Kings and Trang An, Cat Ba.
Various intangible heritages are planned to be submitted to UNESCO, including art to orally transmitted epics in Highlands, water puppet in the Northern Delta, Nghe Tinh love songs, traditional pottery art of Cham people, Thai spreading dance, Dong Ho folk paintings, cultivation techniques in small caves in Ha Giang Plateau, ritual adoration of Vietnamese office, and Then rite of the Tay in Vietnam.
More national heritages to be recognised as world cultural heritages will promote images of Vietnam and its people to international friends as well as improve its potential to attract more tourists to Vietnam.
Translated by Nguyen Thao