Top ten cultural, sport, tourism events in 2017
Updated : Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:21 AM (GMT+0700)

TheMinistry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on January 10 announced the top tencultural, sport and tourism events in 2017, which were voted by over 150journalists nationwide the previous day.

Xoan singing was added to the the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible
Cultural Heritage of Humanity - Photo: VNA

Following is the list ofstandout events:

*Outstanding cultural events: 

-Xoan singing and the art ofBai Choi were added to the UNESCO Representative List of the IntangibleCultural Heritage of Humanity.

-Vietnam’s image shines inthe film “Kong: Skull island”.

-Overriding impression on“Russian Cultural Days in Vietnam”

*Outstanding sporting events:

-The successful performanceof the Vietnamese sport delegation at SEA Games 29

-Vietnam’s female footballteam was crowned SEA Games champions for the fifth time.

-Impressive achievement ofVietnamese track and fields 

*Outstanding tourism events:

- Record growth in number offoreign visitors.

- 2017 Law on Tourism wasadopted to bolster tourism development.

- The Politburo approved aResolution on developing tourism into the country’s spearhead economic sector.

- Vietnamese tourism sectorwon many prestigious awards of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.


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