The ten ASEAN member nations will join India, China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea to present examples of their distinctive cultural heritage at the first Vietnam – ASEAN UNESCO Heritage Festival in Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, from December 27 – 31.

Each country will bring evidence of one tangible and one intangible piece of cultural heritage to the event. The chosen culture does not have to be currently recognised by UNESCO.

Vietnamese provinces and cities which house UNESCO-recognised heritages will also take part in the festival.

This festival is part of Culture and Tourism Week 2013. During the week, the province is also set to hold a ceremony launching the Central Highlands – Da Lat National Tourism Year 2014, celebrate the fifth Da Lat Flower Festival and mark the 120th founding anniversary of Da Lat.-VNA