World Heritages in Vietnam


Hue
The former capital city of an independent Vietnam since 1802, Hue was not only a political centre, but also a cultural, religious centre under Nguyen Dynasty until 1945. The Perfume river winding through the citadel, forbidden city and royal palace enhances the beauty of this original feudal city...read more...

Halong bay
Halong Bay is in the north east of Vietnam, about 151km from Ha Noi, it is part of Tonkin Gulf which covers the waters of Halong city, Cam Pha town and Van Don island, Halong Bay borders Cat Ba island to the south, the coastline is 120km long...read more...

Hoi An
Besides cultural values with diversified architecture, Hoi An embraces a big intangible cultural treasure, people's daily life with customs, traditions, religious activities, folk arts, cultural festivals, traditional villages, local specialities are preserved and upheld...all are making Hoi An an attractive destination for tourists...read more...

My Son holyland
My Son, located 44 kilometres from Hoi An, was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty, between the 4th and 12th centuries. My Son Sanctuary is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works, they include temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs...read more...

Phong Nha cave
The world's longest underground river winds through Vietnam's Phong Nha (Phongnha) cave system, the name of which translates as " The wind's fang". Entering this cave is like venturing into the mouth of a giant beast, all the more mysterious since the cave rings with strange noise. Locals say it is music from a banquet hosted by the mountain God, but the acoustic tricks are actually echoes, which bounce off the limestone cliffs of the cave...read more...

Royal Music of Hue
The UNESCO Council appraised Vietnamese royal music in the following terms: “Vietnamese royal music represents an elegant and refined music. It deals with the music performed in the imperial courts and on different anniversaries, religious festivals, and on such particular occasions. Of the different categories developed in Vietnam, only the royal music was national.”...read more...

Space of Gong in the Central Highland
Specific values of the cultural space of the Central Highlands gong which is a part of Vietnam's cultural heritage and quintessence has been recognized by the international community...read more...

Ho Dynasty Citadel
The Citadel of Ho Dynasty built in 1397, composed of the Inner Citadel, La thanh Outer Wall and the Nam Giao Altar covers 155.5 ha, surrounded by a buffer zone of 5078.5 ha. It is located in accordance with geomantic principles in a landscape of great scenic beauty between the Ma and Buoi rivers in Vinh Loc district, Thanh Hoa province of Viet Nam...read more...

Thang Long Imperial Citadel
The Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long-Hanoi, located in the heart of the capital city of Vietnam, is the most essential, central and best preserved section of the former Thang Long imperial citadel. It is in this central axis of the Forbidden City that power resided for thirteen centuries...read more...

Ca Tru Singing
Ca Tru is a complex form of sung poetry found in the north of Vietnam using lyrics written in traditional Vietnamese poetic forms. Ca Tru groups comprise three performers: a female singer who uses breathing techniques and vibrato to create unique ornamented sounds, while playing the clappers or striking a wooden box, and two instrumentalists who produce the deep tone of a three-stringed lute and the strong sounds of a praise drum...read more...

Quan Ho Folk Songs
Hat Quan Ho was born about the 13th century in the Bac Ninh province and was always heard during spring festivals, especially of the Buddhists. Bac Ninh is the province where numerous pagodas were built, therefore, big Buddhist offering ceremonies were celebrated each year in spring. Boys and girls came to adore Buddha and after that, gathered together in front of or inside the pagoda orin the field to sing...read more...

Saint Giong Festival
The Giong Festival of Phu Dong and Soc temples which has officially been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by the UNESCO since November 2010, is held annually from the seventh to the ninth days of the fourth lunar month in order to commemorate the mythical hero Saint Giong at Phu Dong temple in Gia Lam District (his birth place) and from the sixth to the eighth days of the first lunar month at Soc Temple in Soc Son District (his ascending place to heaven)...read more...