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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Does Vietnam nominate too many world heritages?

 
Does Vietnam nominate too many world heritages?
21:07' 25/08/2009 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese media have recently questioned whether Vietnam has gone overboard in its quest for UNESCO World Heritage recognition for many national treasures such as hau dong rituals, Hanoi's Giong Festival and the 82 stone steles at the Temple of Literature.

 

Local people have built houses and planted vegetables within the walls of the ancient Hue citadel.

 

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) annually recognises around 20 "world heritage sites." There is a long and complicated process of selection.

 

Since 1993, five world heritage sites and two intangible cultural heritages have been recognized in Vietnam.  These are Phong Nha – Ke Bang Cave, Hoi An ancient town, Ha Long Bay, the My Son sanctuary, the ancient Hue capital, the Central Highlands gong cultural space and the Hue royal court music.

 

Continue here: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/reports/2009/08/865321/

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