Exhibition spotlights cultural heritage, landscapes, handicrafts of Vietnam hinh anh 1A performance of the traditional Xoe dance of Thai ethnic people in Van Chan district, Yen Bai province. The Xoe dance is the latest in Vietnam to be recognised as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESC (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition on cultural heritage, scenic landscapes, and traditional handicrafts of Vietnam will take place in the northern province of Ninh Binh this December.

It will be held at the province’s gymnasium from December 17 to 24 and available online, at http://trienlamvhnt.vn and http://vhtt.ninhbinh.gov.vn, from December 20 this year to February 28, 2022, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The event, part of the National Tourism Year - Ninh Binh 2021, aims to introduce and honour the cultural heritage, relic sites and scenic landscapes, along with traditional handicrafts of Vietnam, thereby helping attract resources for developing tourism and promoting the country’s stature.

It will showcase photos of the UNESCO-recognised heritage and famous historical relic sites and landscapes across the country, including terraced fields in the northwest, Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan province, the Huong River and Ngu Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue province, and Tam Coc - Bich Dong in Ninh Binh. Visitors can also gain an insight into typical daily and cultural activities of people nationwide via the exhibited photos.

Nearly 200 outstanding products of traditional craft villages will also be displayed, including Phu Dieu pottery (Hai Phong city); Dinh Cong silver items, Van Phuc silk, Dong Cuu embroidery, Phu Vinh bamboo and rattan products, Son Dong wood handicrafts, Bat Trang pottery, and Chuong conical hats (Hanoi); Chu Dau pottery (Hai Duong province); Dong Xam silver products (Thai Binh province); and Thanh Tien paper flower (Thua Thien-Hue province).

About 200 sketches of the architectural and cultural structures, landscapes, people, and cuisine of Hue, the former capital of Vietnam (now Thua Thien-Hue province), will also be displayed. Besides, 30 traditional-style “ao dai” (traditional long dress) inspired by the royal fine arts and sketches of Hue will form part of the exhibition.

During the event, exchanges and cultural programmes will be organised daily to introduce intangible cultural heritage and folk arts such as the xam, ca tru, chau van, quan ho, then, and xoan singing, among others./.