A series of cultural activities to welcome the ninth Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23) kicked off in the Kim Ngan Communal House in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

The highlight of the activities is an exhibition of paintings by architect Hoang Dao Kinh, who has been participating actively in many projects to preserve and restore historical relic sites and cultural heritages in Hanoi.

On display are 39 works depicting the beauty of old streets, ancient villages and landscapes in the city. The exhibition will run until December 20.

On the same day, the Municipal Old Quarter Management Board is organising performances of Ca Tru ceremonial singing, which was recognised the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO in 2009.

These shows are taking place from November 20-23 in the Kim Ngan Communal House and the Old Quarter Information Centre at No. 28 Hang Buom Street.-VNA