Quang Nam will coordinate with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the UNESCO office in Hanoi to organize the activities in September in Duy Xuyen, Hoi An, Tam Ky and some districts in the province.
The event aims to continue to promote the image of Quang Nam province in general, the ancient town of Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary and Biosphere Reserve of Cu Lao Cham in particular to domestic and international friends, enhance tourism development, and attract investment in Quang Nam, as well as call for raising awareness on preservation and promotion of cultural and natural values for future generations.
The outstanding highlight of the event is a ceremony held at 8.00 pm on September 8 at My Son Sanctuary, in Duy Xuyen district, to mark the 20th anniversary of 'UNESCO's recognition of the ancient town of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary as world heritage sites, the 10th anniversary of 'UNESCO's recognition of Cu Lao Cham as a world biosphere reserve.
Also on this occasion, the conference "Review and commend the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage values of Hoi An and My Son for 20 years as UNESCO heritages" will take place on September 7 at the Provincial Convention Center. The conference will focus on assessing achievements in preserving and promoting the value of World Cultural Heritage Hoi An, My Son, and Cham Island as well as finding positive solutions for preservation and promotion in the coming time. In this event, Quang Nam also will commend domestic and foreign organizations, individuals and businesses for their contributions to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage value of Hoi An, My Son and Cham Island.
The international scientific conference themed "Community role in preserving and promoting the value of World Cultural Heritage in Hoi An and My Son" will take place on September 8 at Palm Garden Resort. This is an important occasion to exchange, assess impacts and analyses policies; assess how these heritages contribute to socio-economic development; assess activities of tourism heritages and heritages protections in Quang Nam.
Also on this occasion, the province also organized many cultural, art, sports, tourism programs, exhibitions and workshops, such as fine art exhibition with the theme "Cultural Heritage", introducing 100 fine artworks of painters, sculptors in and outside the province. These and other activities will be taking place from September 7 to September 15 at My Son Sanctuary. A contest on learning about My Son, Hoi An world heritage sites and Cu Lao Cham world biosphere reserve is also scheduled to be held during the period.