Today: 08/08/2022 04:57:55 (GMT+7)
THE CENTRAL AGENCY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF VIETNAM BAC GIANG PROVINCE THE VOICE OF THE PARTY, GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF BAC GIANG PROVINCE

Oc Eo - Ba The relic site to be proposed for UNESCO recognition

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism to submit a brief report on the Oc Eo - Ba The relic site to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, proposing putting the site on the Tentative List.

He assigned the People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, where the relic site is located, to chair the process of building a dossier for the site.

Oc Eo - Ba The, relic site, UNESCO recognition, World Heritage Centre, Tentative List, special national relic site,  ancient Oc Eo civilisation

At the Oc Eo - Ba The relic site.

The special national relic site of the ancient Oc Eo civilisation covers 433.2ha of land in Oc Eo township of Thoai Son district.

The Oc Eo civilisation, part of the ancient kingdom of Phu Nam, was first discovered by French archaeologist Louis Malleretin in 1942 via artefacts unearthed in the area of Ba The Mountain, now in Oc Eo township.

The civilisation, named after Mound Oc Eo in Thoai Son district where the relic site was first found, took shape and developed strongly in southern Vietnam between the first and seventh century.

Apart from Thoai Son, relics of the Oc Eo civillisation have also been found in other localities of An Giang province. There is a rich diversity of artefacts discovered so far, including those relating to religion, architecture, graves, and canals.

The Tentative List is an inventory of properties which States Parties consider to be cultural and/or natural heritage of outstanding universal value and therefore suitable for inscription on the World Heritage List.

Bac Ha horse racing festival: National Intangible cultural heritage
The horse racing festival in Bac Ha district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai was recognised as national intangible heritage on May 31.
 
Boat race festival in Ly Son Island named national heritage
Tu Linh (Four Holy Beasts) boat race festival in Ly Son Island, an emerging travel destination in Quang Ngai Province, has been designated a national intangible cultural heritage.
 
Hue cuisine seeks UNESCO recognition as intangible cultural heritage
Authorities in Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to ancient town Hue, plan to seek UNESCO intangible cultural heritage recognition for its cuisine.
 
Bac Giang promotes cultural heritage value of Tho Ha village with tourism development
(BGO) – The Department of Science and Technology in Bac Giang province on April 19 hold a meeting with the council to consult, assess and accept the provincial-level scientific research topic “Research to promote the cultural heritage value of Tho Ha village with tourism development” chaired by Master Do Tuan Khoa, Director of provincial Museum.
 
Digital library preserves common heritage of Vietnam and France
The French Embassy in Vietnam and the National Library of Vietnam on April 7 unveiled a digital library at https://heritage.bnf.fr/france-vietnam.
 

Source: NDO/VNA

Oc Eo - Ba The, relic site, UNESCO recognition, World Heritage Centre, Tentative List, special national relic site, ancient Oc Eo civilisation
 
New comment has just been added. Click here
Sort:NewBest News