Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day celebrated

Thirteen national special heritage sites are being introduced to the public for the first time at an exhibit which opened at the Hanoi Museum on Thursday to mark Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day, November 23.

The exhibit featuring 100 documents, artifacts, and photos of the 13 heritages, is designed to give visitors a better understanding of the architectural, cultural, historical, and archeological value of each site.

The same day, an exhibit of Vietnamese pottery opened at the Da Nang Fine Arts Museum.

On display were 100 ceramic and porcelain items and paintings from central and southern regions dating from the 2nd century to the late 19th century.

Collector Nguyen Huu Toan said: Vietnamese pottery products are beautiful and simple and reflect the daily life of Vietnamese people. We should preserve these items for future generations.

60 prints, documents, and objects related to Nguyen dynasty wood blocks are on display at the exhibition at Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi.

The exhibit documents how the Thang Long Citadel was built. The Nguyen dynasty ruled Vietnam from the early 19th century to 1945.

Woodblocks of the Nguyen dynasty are especially precious heritages in which are engraved Vietnam's history, geography, laws, and language.

In 2009, this collection was recognized by UNESCO as part of the Memory of the World Program.

Source: VOV5