The Hanoitimes - Exhibition will include images of the Shirakami-Sanchi Mountain Range, Yakushima Island, Himeji Castle, Buddhist monuments of the Horyu-ji Temple Area, Genbaku Dome, Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, and Old Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama. Hanoi will host an exhibition featuring a photo collection by Japanese world renowned photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi of images of Japan's UNESCO World Heritages from July 26 to August 9. Tokai University in 1981. At age 27 he won the 11th Kimura Ihei Photography Award for a photo collection, "Rakuen" ("Paradise"), a series of images taken on tropical islands such as the Seychelles and Maldives. His photographs are showcased in esteemed collections the world over, including the permanent collection of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in the USA. The exhibition is being sponsored by the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam. HNT … [Read more...] about World heritage sites of Japan displayed at exhibition in Hanoi
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(CPV) - The Japan Foundation will open the exhibition "World heritages in Japan" on July 26 at No27 Quang Trung street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. The exhibition will include the photo collections of Kazuyoshi Miyoshi. The collections show the world some of the outstanding natural, cultural heritage of Japan added to UNESCO's world heritage list, such as; "Shirakami-Sanchi mountain range", "Yaku-shima island", "Himeji-jo castle" and the "Buddhist monuments of the Horyu-ji temple area" (1993); "Genbaku dome", "Itsukushima-jinjasShrine", the "Historic monuments of ancient nara", the "Historic monuments of ancient Kyoto (Kyoto city, Uji city and Otsu city)", the "Gassho-zukuri villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama" and the "Shrines and temples of Nikko" (1994 - 1999); "Gusuku site and related properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu" that include Shuri-jo castle (late 2000); "Sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii mountain range and the cultural landscapes that surroud them" (2004); … [Read more...] about Exhibition “World heritages in Japan”
At present, there are 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam including Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Complex of Hue Monuments, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary, Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi. However, the recent study by Institute of Meteorology, Geology and Physics of Innsbruck University, Austria points out that almost all 7 sites have suffered from climate change, especially Complex of Hue Monuments. Storms and flooding left rotten wood, damaged tiles and degraded Complex of Hue Monuments. In view of degradation problem, Hue Monuments Conservation Center reinforced foundation and embankment at damaged areas and structural frame by steel wires. Addressed in the study of Innsbruck University, similar to Complex of Hue Monuments, such World Heritage Sites as the Statue of Liberty, London Tower and Sydney Opera House may disappear due to sea level rise if the temperature increases by 3 Celsius degree in the next … [Read more...] about Impacts of climate change on Vietnam’s World Heritage Sites
The UNESCO Director General will present a certificate to recognize the Thang Long Royal Citadel as a world heritage on the occasion of the 1,000th Thang Long – Hanoi anniversary, according to the Head of UNESCO’s representative office in Hanoi. Under the schedule, the Director General will arrive in Hanoi on October 1st, Katherine Muller Marin, UNESCO Chief Representative in Vietnam, revealed at the music and art festival "Sounds of the city of peace" on September 18th. The art and music program held by the UNESCO representative's office and Hanoi authorities was one of the numerous and various activities and events held in the Vietnamese capital city as well as other localities across the country to celebrate the 1,000th Thang Long – Hanoi foundation. A number of UNESCO officials will also participate in the celebration on Vietnam’s invitation and under the resolution that was approved at the 35th UNESCO General Assembly in 2009 with the participation of … [Read more...] about Thang Long Royal Citadel recognized as a world heritage
Can Cham relics in the central province of Binh Dinh become a world heritage? The idea does not come from a subjective wish, but it has a scientific foundation. However, to make the idea become true, we must be determined and have positive progress from now. * A rare heritage According to statistics, there are 19 towers and 40 architecture sites of the Cham in central Vietnam. Binh Dinh alone has 8 of the 19 towers. In addition, there are two ancient citadels and a trading port. An unusual locality in Vietnam to have such a cultural inheritance. In 1942, Ph.Stern divided Cham sculpture into 7 styles. He ranked architecture in Binh Dinh as the sixth grade, which was considered one of the most prominent styles - lasting from the 12th-14th centuries. Twenty years later, using Ph.Stern's method, Cham architecture was divided into 9 styles in the Champa Bosselier arts book. Binh Dinh's style ranked 7th. In general, Binh Dinh has been assessed as having one of the great architectural … [Read more...] about Can Cham relics in Binh Dinh become world heritage?