Hanoi (VNA) – A Cambodian Culture Week will take place in Hanoi and Ha Long city in the northern province of Quang Ninh from November 8-11, the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on November 3.

Within the framework of the event, an exhibition is scheduled to open on November 8 to introduce the land and people of Cambodia to Vietnamese people through photos, traditional costumes, Khmer kites and musical instruments.

Special art performances to be staged by Cambodian artists will take place at the Hanoi-based Opera House and in Ha Long city on November 8-10.

Cambodia is home to UNESCO-recognised Angkor, one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, Preah Vihear Temple, the Sambo Prei Kok archaeological site and Khmer dance.

Cambodian people practise religions from India, especially Hinduism and Buddhism. More than 90 percent of the country’s population are Buddhist followers.

In 2016, Cambodia welcomed over five million international tourists, including nearly 960,000 from Vietnam.-VNA