India helps translate Sanskrit inscriptions in My Son Sanctuary A tourist is posing for a photo at My Son Sanctuary - PHOTO: VNA Sanskrit inscriptions on steles at the UNESCO world heritage My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam Province will be translated into Vietnamese and English with the help of Indian experts. The project will be jointly carried out by Vietnamese and Indian scientists, the Embassy of India in Vietnam and the Management Board of My Son Sanctuary, with an aim to preserve and learn more about the sanctuary’s cultural, historical, religious and architectural heritage values. Specialists from India will study the steles and translate the inscriptions from Sanskrit, the liturgical language of Hinduism, to Vietnamese and English. This is part of a project financed by the Indian government to restore My Son Sanctuary from 2016 to 2021, according to news website Vietnamplus. Nguyen Cong Khiet, deputy head of the Management Board of My Son Sanctuary, said there are … [Read more...] about India helps translate Sanskrit inscriptions in My Son Sanctuary
The southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau provincial People's Committee is compiling a document to ask the prime minister for permission to coordinate with the Ministry of Culture and Information, the National Heritage Council, UNESCO National Committee in Vietnam to make profiles about Con Dao for UNESCO recognition as world natural and cultural heritage. * Worthy of recognition? In the memory of some people, Con Dao is still "hell on the earth" where Vietnamese patriots were detained during wars. Under cruel regimes, about 20,000 Vietnamese patriots died and were buried in Hang Duong cemetery. But now, when people come here, most of them call it "paradise." There are 16 islands such as Con Lon, Hon Bay Canh, Hon Cau, Hon Trung, Hon Vung, Hon Ngoc. Its charm is not less than Ha Long bay. Futhermore, Con Dao is a national park which has diversified biology with many kinds of rare animals and plants, especially sea creatures. There are 342 kinds of coral. Every year, about 400 turtles make … [Read more...] about Con Dao: First Vietnamese combined heritage?
According to the Southern Province of An Giang's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival 2008 of the Cham ethnic minority will take place from August 9th to 11th in Chau Phong Commune, Tan Phong District. During the festival, exhibitions about food, local objects and products, and the economic and cultural life of the Cham ethnic minority in the province will be held. … [Read more...] about Cham Ethnic Minority Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival 2008
(CPV) - The 4th Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival of the Khmer ethnic minority group in the Southern provinces, which closed on December 8th, left a deep impression on the ethnic minority community there, with its showcasing of the specific traditional cultural characteristics to visitors, tourists and people from nationwide. … [Read more...] about Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival of the Khmer Ethnic Minority Group in the Southern Provinces Closes
There will be 500 days left to the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi. The northern Phu Tho provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is in a hurry to complete plans on cultural and sports activities to welcome the event. Especially, there is a project on the national death anniversary of the Hung King in 2010 and a plan for the 7th culture, sports and tourism festival of ethnic minority groups in the northeastern region. A part from activities of the death anniversary as usual, there will be different specific cultural and art activities; an exhibition about books and objects about Hung King's period and the Ly-Tran dynasty; a beauty contest among Vietnam's capitals; international sculpture camps; and a fair. In addition, the province also invited professional artistic troupes from Vietnam and foreign countries such as Laos and the Republic of Korea, to have different performances. … [Read more...] about Phu Tho province towards to the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi