The best works selected from the 2014 Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards contest are being exhibited Hoi An, a world heritage site, in central Quang Nam province, and Mekong delta Can Tho city, from December 2.

The photos make up a journey through wonderful landscapes, diverse cultural identities, habits and customs, and traditional festivals across Vietnam.

The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards contest, launched in July, 2014, received over 4,400 entries, focusing on national tangible and intangible cultural heritage and natural wonders.

The photos have been shown in 44 tourist sites across the country and will be on display until March 10, 2015.

The exhibition is part of the activities to mark the 10th anniversary of Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day (November 23), contributing to calling for the community to join hands in preserving Vietnamese cultural heritage.

Vietnam has nine cultural practices wining UNESCO’s intangible heritage status, including Vi-Dam folk singing, Hue's royal court music, Gong space culture in Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands), the northern province of Bac Ninh's love duet singing, the Giong festival, Ca Tru ceremonial singing, Xoan singing, Don Ca Tai Tu music and the worship of Hung Kings.-VNA