In 1972, the 17th UNESCO Council officially passed the International Convetion on the Conservation of the World’s Natural Heritage, basically listing heritages of special value to manking and the coordinating actions among countries and nationalities for the sake of preserving their heritages.
With the signing of the Convention, each country takes responsibility to preserve recognised heritages situated in tis territoru for they belong to manking. In return, each member country receives technical and financial support, particularly developing countries, to preserve its heritages. Up to now, there are 156 countries participating in this Convention.
Twelve heritages were first recognised in 1978. The number has grown to 754, located in 129 countries. Vietnam sign the Convention on the World’s Heritages in 1986. Since then, five places of interest and one incorporeal heritage have been recognised. They are Old Imperial City of Hue, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An Old town, My Son Holy Land, the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park and the Ceremonial Music in the Imperial Court of Nguyen Dynasty.
The Website of the Vietnamese Communist Party would like to introduce these world heritages to readers with the hope of providing a comprehensive view of the sights and people of these places.
(CPV/ World heritages in Vietnam)