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As the oldest temple in Thanh Hoa, Le Hoan temple (Xuan Lap commune, Tho Xuan district) retains a transparent jade plate and the king's chopsticks that test for poison.

“Dance to Heaven” by Co Tu ethnic minority people

Co Tu ethnic minority people have preserved and promoted their unique traditional cultural and spiritual values, including their “dance to Heaven”.

The US Embassy attaché performs Vietnam's "ve singing"

Kate Bartlett is the Cultural Attaché of the US Embassy in Hanoi. She can speak five languages: Spanish, Indonesian, Romanian, Iranian and Vietnamese.

Vietnamese markets in the past as seen in black-and-white photos

In the past, traditional markets in Vietnam were opened every day or during certain sessions, depending on the area. 

Stone lion statues - Symbol of stone sculpture art of Ly Dynasty

A pair of stone lion statues at Ba Tam pagoda-temple complex is a symbol of the pinnacle of stone carving technique during the Ly Dynasty, showing the skillfulness and high aesthetic sense of artisans.

New rice celebration – unique cultural practice of ethnic minorities in Ha Giang

Mung com moi is an agricultural practice that reflects the spiritual life of local residents and their respect to rice, an important crop in their production.



The unique wedding ceremony of the Bo Y ethnic minority

Only a handful of members of the Bo Y ethnic minority live in Vietnam. 

Preserving the winemaking traditions of the S'Tieng people

The rice-wine making of the S’Tieng ethnic minority in the southern province of Binh Phuoc has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage in folk knowledge and traditional craft.

Party Chief calls for uncompromising fight against evil, uncultured behaviors

Party Committee Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong emphasized the need to build a healthy and civilized cultural environment associated with the uncompromising struggle against bad, evil, and uncultured behaviors.

Party leader urges continuing national culture building, preservation and development

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on November 24 underlined the need to continue building, preserving and developing an advanced culture deeply imbued with national identity.

Young people need to be equipped with bravery and good cultural ‘resistance'

Ass. Prof. Dr. Nguyen The Ky, Chairman of the Central Committee for Theory and Criticism of Literature and Arts, talks about the upcoming National Cultural Conference.

Minister of Culture: Aspiration to build advanced culture

The Secretariat of the Party Central Committee will host the online National Cultural Conference with the participation of representatives of all 63 provinces and cities in the country and a number of ministries and state agencies on November 24.

Cultural industries boost economy, heritage and national identity

In the context of globalisation and increasing economic development, Vietnam is looking to develop its cultural industries as a strategic asset for diplomatic and international cooperation, which help showcase the country's identity.

Vietnam Day in Switzerland 2021 bound for October

Vietnam Day in Switzerland 2021 is scheduled to take place on October 9, aiming to introduce the image of a modern Vietnam imbued with a rich cultural identity and showcase its culinary arts to Swiss and European audiences.

Linen Weaving by the Mong ethnics in Dong Van

Hmong ethnic people living in Dong Van Karst Plateau, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang are very proud of their traditional craft of linen weaving which is famous in northwest Vietnam. 

New direction for creative cultural spaces

In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, the expansion of activities via online platforms is a new and essential direction to maintain the "vitality" of creative cultural spaces.

New project preserves ethnic literature and arts

A long-term project on protecting and promoting the values of ethnic literature and arts in Vietnam has been launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.   

Thai custom: Husband lives with wife’s family after wedding

According to the Thai ethnic people’s custom, a bridegroom lives with his wife’s family for three to five years before taking her to his house.

New programme on cai luong, tuong launched

A new drama programme about cai luong (reformed opera) and tuong (classical drama) has been launched by two private theatres in HCM City.