The first ASEAN UNESCO heritage site held in Dalat Vietnam

This big event aims to honor and promote all heritage sites recognized by UNESCO and submitted UNESCO documents; foster sharing experience among Viet Nam, ASEAN countries and partner’s countries in conservation and promotion of heritage values to strengthen closer friendship among ASEAN countries and partner’s countries. This events also introduce the tourism potentials of Dalat and central Highland of Vietnam to domestic and international visitors.

All of participation from Asean and Asean's partners as China, Japan, North Korea , India and all local world heritage sites of Vietnam recognized by UNESCO will be attracted.

Many special activities as international seminar “UNESCO heritage network in Southeast Asia region: Conservation associated with sustainable development”, discussion “Da Lat flowers and tourism”; exhibition of Da Lat flowers and ornamental plants; performance exchange of Viet Nam – ASEAN UNESCO intangible cultural heritage; carnival of ASEAN UNESCO heritage – Da Lat flower; performance of arrange art reappearing famous cultural works, particularly of 10 ASEAN countries will be held in the first Viet Nam – ASEAN UNESCO Heritage Festival.

The National Tourism Year 2014 – Central Highlands – Da Lat will be launched by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and People’s Committee of the provincial owner Lam Dong.

ASEAN consists of 10 countries with diverse forms of heritage containing unique and distinct cultural – historical values, of which many heritage sites have been recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Particularly in Viet Nam, with long-standing history and specific cultural tradition of 54 ethnic groups, Viet Nam has 7 world heritage sites as Halong bay Vietnam, Phong Nha - Ke Bang, Hue citadel, Hoian ancient town, My Son, Thang Long citadel and Nha Ho Citadel, 7 forms of intangible heritage and 3 documentary items recognized by UNESCO. The heritage has contributed to developing tourism, fostering economic, society in the localities, where preserve the heritage and also in Viet Nam.

As 1 in 5 provinces containing the heritage of the Space of Gong culture in Central Highlands, Lam Dong is honored to host the first Viet Nam – ASEAN UNESCO Heritage Festival. It is expected that the festival will be held alternately among the countries in the ASEAN region in the coming years.