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UNESCO to honor Vietnamese educator Chu Van An

UNESCO will commemorate Vietnamese teacher Chu Van An on the occasion of his 650th death anniversary next year.

Vietnam cultural heritage exhibition to celebrate diversity

A three-day exhibition in Hanoi will celebrate the diversity of the nation’s internationally recognized heritages.

Relocate households from Hue’s ‘imperial’ slum with minimal disruption: PM

Provincial authorities should ensure slum residents at Hue Citadel are resettled nearby and can continue with their occupations, the PM says.
October 29, 2018 | 08:34 am GMT+7

15,000 people live an ‘imperial’ life in Hue slum

On the Hue imperial citadel, a World Heritage monument, thousands live in squalid conditions that they’re eager to escape.
October 15, 2018 | 10:10 pm GMT+7

Royal symbols, opulence on display in central Vietnam

The dragon and the phoenix, mythical creatures appropriated by Vietnamese royalty, were depicted predominantly in gold, silver and jade.
September 09, 2018 | 08:12 pm GMT+7

Hoi An rejects cable car project to preserve land, protect heritage image

If approved, the project would cost around $96 million and use up 100 hectares of land, including farmland.
July 06, 2018 | 08:45 am GMT+7

Bathe yourself in the glory of Vietnam’s new global geopark

The newly-recognized global geopark in Cao Bang stands proud with its vast forest, rocky mountains and deep valleys.
April 16, 2018 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Second Vietnamese global geopark recognized by UNESCO

Non Nuoc Cao Bang has taken a step onto the international stage just two years after its establishment.
April 13, 2018 | 01:02 pm GMT+7

Live-action extravaganza in Hoi An sets two Vietnamese records

The show is reliving the ancient town's 400-year rise from a small village to a vibrant trade hub.
March 23, 2018 | 02:31 pm GMT+7

A tour of Vietnamese UNESCO Heritage... scarred by concrete in name of tourism

A 2,000-step stairway across the Trang An limestone complex was deemed illegal from the start, but the massive construction still went ahead.
March 12, 2018 | 02:38 pm GMT+7

UN cultural agency selects France's Azoulay as new chief

France edged out Qatar in 30 to 28 vote.
October 14, 2017 | 07:01 am GMT+7

US pulls out of UNESCO, citing 'anti-Israel' bias

In May this year, Israel was infuriated by a resolution identifying Israel as 'the occupying power' in the divided city of Jerusalem.
October 12, 2017 | 11:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam puts forward candidate as UNESCO seeks new leader to revive fortunes

Whoever wins out of the seven candidates will have to restore the relevance of a cash-trapped agency hobbled by regional rivalries.
October 09, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

UNESCO Vietnam snaps back after culture ministry dismiss titles as ‘illegal’

The ministry claims that in some cases, money is being exchanged for cultural recognition.
September 12, 2017 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Bolivia seeks UNESCO status for Sucre's massive wall of dinosaur prints

Authorities in Bolivia are seeking UNESCO heritage status for a 100-meter wall (328-foot) that features thousands of prints from a variety of dinosaur species, including the ...
July 12, 2017 | 09:26 am GMT+7
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