The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the TOP 10 culture, sports and tourism events of Vietnam in 2019, in which the master piece of Swan Lake from Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) was announced.
The performance of the world-famous classical ballet Swan Lake by artists from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) made a great success. The 8 shows were a record for the VNOB, selling out a month before the opening night.
The events were selected from 39 nominations by agencies and units under the ministry and the provincial departments of culture, sports and tourism, including 21 cultural, 11 sporting and seven tourism events.
The nominations were shortlisted through an online poll from January 2 to 6 and then through direct votes by culture, sport and tourism journalists at the ministry’s head office on January 3.
Other events in culture were the “then” practice of the Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic groups in Vietnam was recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Outstanding events in sport included Vietnam finishing second out of 11 countries at the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
The competition was a huge success for Vietnam, with men’s and women’s national football teams winning gold medals and athletes performing well in Olympic sports such as swimming and track and field.
In the field of tourism, Vietnam welcomed over 18 million international tourists for the first time, up 16.2 percent year-on-year, as well as 85 million domestic visitors, up 6 percent. Total tourism revenue was estimated at over 726 trillion VND (31.1 billion USD), a yearly rise of 17.1 percent.
Vietnam was also ranked among the world’s 10 fastest growing travel destinations by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
The top 10 events are:
– Law on Library, a motivation to develop libraries and promote reading culture
– The return of classical ballet Swan Lake to the Vietnamese stage after 35 years
– Then practice of Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic minority groups was recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
– Celebration of 100 years of cai luong (southern opera)
– Vietnam came second in the 30th Southeast Asian Games
– Impressive achievements of the national football teams
– Vietnam is the 22nd country in the world to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix
– Vietnam attracted over 18 million tourists last year
– Vietnam’s attractions won prestigious international and regional tourism prizes
– Vietnam successfully hosted the ASEAN Travel Forum 2019