Vietnam successfully connecting tangible with intangible heritage: UNESCO

UNESCO Representative in Vietnam Christian Manhart (Photo courtesy of UNESCOTwo designs of Ao Dai on display at the Ao Dai festival at the Yen Tu relic site in Quang Ninh in April 2022. (Photo: crowded the ancient city of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a famous tourist destination in the central province of Quang Nam. (Photo: VNA)Bau Truc pottery products in the making by Cham ethnic people in Binh Thuan province (Photo: VNA)Christian Manhart, UNESCO Representative to Vietnam, at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, an UNESCO-recognised global heritage site in central Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of UNESCO)VNA– Christian Manhart, UNESCO Representative to Vietnam, has hailed the nation’s success in connecting its tangible with intangible heritage and affirmed UNESCO’s further close collaboration serving Vietnam’s sustainable development.In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, Manhart presented his view on the Southeast Asian nation’s competitiveness for tourism, which he said lies in its rich and exceptional culture and nature.“At present, Vietnam owns 8 World Heritage sites and 14 Intangible Cultural Heritage Elements, which show the huge potentials,” he added.The UNESCO Representative went on: “Vietnam is very successful in connecting tangible with its intangible heritage. I was so lucky to participate in the festival and got to wear a traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai with the World Heritage logo printed on it.

January 25, 2023 08:59 UTC

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