The Hanoi People's Committee, France's Tuludo city, and Brussels in Belgium held a two-day seminar on the restoration of Hanoi's ancient quarter at the beginning of December. * Heightening people's awareness about the value of Hanoi's ancient quarter Hanoi's ancient quarter has an area of about 100 ha. There are 10 precincts, 76 streets. Its north is surrounded by Hang Dau street; the south by Hang Bong, Hang Gai, Cau Go and Hang Thung street; the west by Phung Hung street; and the east by Tran Nhat Duat and Tran Quang Khai streets. There are commercial services by individuals along the streets and traditional handicraft villages which have temples to worship artisans such as the Ha Vi temple at No11 Hang Hom street, Hoa Loc temple at No9 Hang Dao street, Kim Ngan temple at No42 Hang Bac street and Lo Ren temple at No1 Lo Ren street. Some surveys and seminars on increasing people's awareness of the ancient quarter have been held in 1980s. In recent years, seminars and projects on the … [Read more...] about Can Hanoi’s ancient quarter become a world cultural heritage in three years?
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There are diversified and specific cultural historical relics belonging different times, festivals, traditional villages, folk songs and customs in the northern province of Bac Giang. Being bounded by the province of Lang Son, Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh and near by Hanoi, diverse cultural, tourist and commercial activities take place here but not many people know about the great treasure of heritages. * The real situation Vinh Nghiem pagoda, about 15 km far from Bac Giang city, was built in the 8th century. It was also a large center of Buddhism, which trained monks for the country. It was founded by King Tran Nhan Tong. As many of 34 books and about 3,000 wood blocks have been kept here. The pagoda received many leaders of the party and state, like former Party Secretary Le Kha Phieu. According to the latest statistics, there are 1,316 relics in the province. 76 of them were recognized as national relics; and 40, provincial relics. There are many relics representing the culture and history … [Read more...] about Preserving cultural heritage in Bac Giang
The beginning days of 2007 mark five years of Vietnam implementing the Law on Cultural Heritage. On this occasion, people look back what has passed. Achievements, shortcomings and the reasons for them become lessons for the future. Over the past five years, the law on cultural heritage has created a legal corridor, which is useful and synchronous for the preservation of the cultural heritage of ethnic groups. At a conference held in late 2006, Minister of Culture and Information Le Doan Hop said that cultural heritage is one of seven key fields and the law on cultural heritage is an important tool of the culture and information sector in general and in the field of cultural heritage in particular. Therefore, in present situation, the law on cultural heritage needs to be strictly implemented to preserve and promote precious values of national heritage. According to the Ministry of Culture and Information, after five years of implementation of law on cultural heritage, the preservation … [Read more...] about Five years of implementing the Law on Cultural Heritage with success
Tuyen Quang is a revolutionary homeland which has long lasting historical and cultural traditions. Many ethnic minority groups have been living here. The province has a policy to preserve historical relics and promote cultural heritage associated with tourism development. In 2005, Tuyen Quang provincial museum and the Vietnam Archaeological Institute discovered the remains of a primitive man, stone age tools and a cook fire, belonging to Hoa Binh culture and dating back 12,000 years, in Phia Vai cave, Na Hang district. The discovery not only has anthropological significance but also affirms that the province, concretely Gam river, has a deep culture together with Hoa Binh culture. The proof is that the tools of primitive men made of stone were found nearly the excavated grave. Historical books noted that when seeking a secret place to direct the August Revolution General Uprising, Uncle Ho decided to choose Tuyen Quang - Tan Trao. He decided this because it has clear weather, a … [Read more...] about Tuyen Quang preserves cultural heritages and promotes tourism
Thirty Vietnamese and German academics attended a forum on cultural heritage management and tourism development on Sunday, which discussed the advantages of applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Vietnamese cultural heritage and tourism management, reports the Vietnam News Agency. GIS is a computer tool that allows users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information and edit data and maps. The German academics have a great deal of experience applying GIS to tourism planning and online cultural heritages promotion. The discussions at the forum were jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Information and Culture Institute, the Quang Nam Tourism Department, Hanoi National University and the Moskito Company and Greifswald University from Germany. Nearly all academics believe that applying GIS will play an important role in the process of cultural heritage preservation and tourism management in Vietnam. This technology has been applied to a few … [Read more...] about Applying GIS to cultural heritage and tourism management