Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism officially announced ten
outstanding cultural, sports and tourism activities in 2010 in Hanoi on
Cultural and fine arts activities mark major celebrations, including
the 80th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the
national commemoration of the Hung Kings and the Hung King Temple
Festival, the 35th anniversary of the liberation of the south and
national reunification, President Ho Chi Minhâ€™s 120th birthday, the 65th
anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day (September 2) and
the 80th anniversary of the Vietnam National United Front.
Cultural, sports and tourism activities mark the grand celebration of
the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, including the biggest-ever
parade held at Ba Dinh Square on October 10, the opening of the
Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups, an exhibition on
Vietnamâ€™s socio-economic achievements and Thang Long-Hanoi, the â€śThang
Long-Hanoi craft villages and streetsâ€ť festival, the sport competitions
and the Vietnamese film days for 1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi.
Vietnamâ€™s heritages have been recognised by UNESCO, including the
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long â€“ Hanoi recognised as a world cultural
heritage site, the Saint Giong Festival in Phu Dong and Soc Temples as
an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the 82 doctoral stone
steles at the Temple of Literature, Vietnamâ€™s first university,
recognised as a world documentary heritage.
activities were held to promote Vietnamâ€™s land and people abroad,
including the National Day at the 2010 Shanghai EXPO and the Vietnam
Culture Week in Cuba, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Cambodia, Japan, the
Republic of Korea, Russia, China and India.
International cultural and sport events were held for the first time in
Vietnam, including the International Photo Exhibition, International
Film Festival, International Piano Contest, Miss Earth and the Thang
Long-Hanoi International Football Cup to celebrate the capital cityâ€™s
6. Director and Peopleâ€™s Artist Dang Nhat
Minh was honoured by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
for his contributions to the Vietnamâ€™s cinematography.
7. Sports festivals at all levels and the seventh national sports festival were held.
The Vietnamese sport delegation bagged 33 medals including those at
five Olympics sport events for the first time at the 16th Asian Games
(ASIAD 16); and the Vietnamese disabled athletes secured 17 medals,
placing 11th out of 42 delegations at the first Asian Para Games.
9. Vietnamâ€™s tourism sector welcomed five millionth foreign visitor.
Tourism promotion campaign in 2010 â€śVietnam-Your destinationâ€ť
contributed to attract foreign tourists to Vietnam and promoting
domestic tourism. The campaign helped Vietnam welcome over five million
foreign arrivals, 28 million local visitors and grossed an estimated
revenue of VND100 trillion./.