|At the Temple of Literature (Photo: vanmieu.gov.vn)
Vietnam has 8 world cultural and natural heritages, 14 intangible cultural heritages, 7 documentary heritages recognized by UNESCO plus more than 120 special national relics, and nearly 3,600 national relics. In addition, Vietnam has more than 300 national intangible cultural heritages in the form of traditional festivals, folk art performances, social practices and beliefs, traditional crafts, folk knowledge, languages, and scripts. With digitalization, these heritages will be better preserved, exploited, and promoted.
The program to digitalize Vietnam's cultural heritage in the 2021-2030 period promotes digital transformation and interoperability of national digital data on cultural heritages.
Many localities and agencies have already used new technology to create added value for the heritages. In Hanoi, the Temple of Literature has created an outdoor spectacle at the relic site. The Hue Monuments Conservation Center uses a tour guide app called "Hue relics Monuments", that employs 3D virtual reality for sightseeing at the Imperial Citadel. Da Nang city has developed solutions to embellish, preserve and promote its heritage sites.
Mr. Nguyen Hoa, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang, said: "We will work with relevant agencies and the Department of Heritage to digitize all the steles and statues and antiquities of the Marble Mountains. Visitors will just need to use their phone to scan a QR code to find out what something is without any need for speakers or have narrators. Digital narration in several languages promotes the image of the Marble Mountains."