Activities marked Hoi An Ancient Town recognized as the World Cultural Heritage

By MINH HAI |

(QNO) - On December 4th 1999, Hoi An Ancient Town was recognized as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Marking the 14th anniversary of this important and significant event, many interesting activities were held in Hoi An city on December 4th 2013.

A Marathon race themed “ For the future of heritage” attracted 500 participants from 50 units of army, schools, communes, wards of the city and tourists.

The militiawomen taking part in the Marathon race.
The militiawomen taking part in the Marathon race.

“These activities will the heritages’ values and create an exchange opportunities between Hoi An’s residents and tourists. Throughout this event, the images of people, culture and heritage of Hoi An city will be promoted to tourists and many people living in and out of the country, encourage them “hand in hand” to save and preserve heritages,” said Mr Nguyen Van Dung, Vice-chairman of the Hoi An city’s People’s Committee.

Another Cheering the winner of the Marathon race.
Another Cheering the winner of the Marathon race.

Another activity attracted many people’s attention was the Reviewing and Prize Awarding Ceremony of the Hoi An city’s Souvenirs contest  2013 organised at 46 Nguyen Thai Hoc street by the Economic Sector and the Commerce-Tourism Sector of Hoi An city. At the end of September 2013, the contest’s Organising Board received 65 art works of 42 units in Quang Nam and other provinces and cities. 26 art  works created by 19 participants were selected for the final round.

“I am vey happy to be awarded the prize. It is not only a spiritual encouragement for me. I am very proud of my contribution to the contest to diversify the souvenirs as well as createnew job for disable people…’” said Le Tien Vi - a disabled artisan - received the second prize for the art work “Hoi Town Jar”.

Disabled artisan Le Tien Vi awarded the second prize .
Disabled artisan Le Tien Vi awarded the second prize .

Many elementary school in Hoi An gave students a chance to visit Ancient quarter to help them to understand and love more about the values of the “living heritages” which were made and kept by their forefather.

The prize winners’ happiness
The prize winners’ happiness
Elementary students on the way to visit Hoi An’s heritages.
Elementary students on the way to visit Hoi An’s heritages.
The art work which attracted many visitors.
The art work which attracted many visitors.
The Rest Stop 57 Opening ceremony.
The Rest Stop 57 Opening ceremony.
More space for kid paint.
More space for kid paint.

In the afternoon, the city opened “The Rest Stop 57“ at the ancient house 57 Tran Phu street. Et It’s an interesting place for tourist to take a relax after sightseeing the ancient quarter. They will get an general view about the unique house space architecture linking 3 ancient houses: 57 Tran Phu street, 46 and 33 Nguyen Thai Hoc street to the Hoai river…

Tourists will be able to sightsee the splendid linking space from the ancient houses to the Hoai river
Tourists will be able to sightsee the splendid linking space from the ancient houses to the Hoai river.

By MINH HAI