A heritage festival will be held in central Quang Nam province from
June 22-26 in a bid to boost tourism in the region and country.
The 5 th Quang Nam Heritage Festival, co-organised by the Ministry of
Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Quang Nam Provincial People’s
Committee, is expected to see the participation of 18 provinces and
cities that are home to world heritage sites and biosphere reserves.
The festival is expected to stimulate the
province’s socio-economic development, according to a plan announced at a
working session held in Quang Nam on April 10 to prepare for the
High on the list of scheduled programmes
will be the sharing of experiences in heritage preservation among ASEAN
countries and the aforementioned Vietnamese localities, cultural
exchanges, and local tourism and cultural promotion, said Vice Chairman
of the provincial committee Tran Minh Ca.
will include an exhibition called “Vietnam-ASEAN Cultural Heritage
Space”, a ceremony to mark the 10 th anniversary of the UNESCO
Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the 3
rd International Choir Festival, the Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2013 pageant
and the Art Festival for Vietnamese Ethnic Minority Groups.
Meanwhile, tourism promotion activities for the province will showcase
the unique Cham culture and gong festivals performed by local ethnic
On this occasion, an international
conference on preserving intangible cultural heritage will be jointly
held by the Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies, UNESCO and
the province, said Deputy Minister Ho Anh Tuan.-VNA