Exhibition in central Taiwan to feature a week-long program by Vietnamese performers

Audience members will be treated to live showings of Vietnam's water puppetry, gong ensembles, folk music, etc.

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(Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture)

(Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A special exhibition titled "Stunning Vietnam" running from Jan. 9 through March 10 at the Cultural Heritage Park in Taichung City will present a week-long program featuring Vietnamese performers, according to a news release posted by the Ministry of Culture earlier this month.

The performance program will also be staged at the Cultural Heritage Park from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10 during the Lunar New Year holiday, the news release said.

"Audience members will be treated to live showings of Vietnam's water puppetry, gong ensembles, and folk music, as well as imperial court music and royal dances,” the release stated.

The week-long performances are part of the two-month-long Stunning Vietnam exhibition, which is organized geographically, taking visitors from the northern to southern tip of Vietnam to meet the country’s 54 ethnic groups, and their unique customs, traditional crafts, and performance arts, according to the document.

A total of 12 aspects of Vietnamese culture are included on the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity register.

Some highlights of the exhibition include "introductions to the water puppets of the Red River Delta; the gong culture of the highlands and the Cham people of central Vietnam; the Kinh people and Han immigrants of the Mekong Delta; and the Vietnamese traditions associated with the Lunar New Year,” the release said.

Stunning Vietnam is organized by the Bureau of Cultural Heritage to help the public in Taiwan better understand the history, culture, and people of Vietnam, the release said.

Stunning Vietnam

  • Date: Jan. 9 – May 10, 2019
  • Venue: Cultural Heritage Park
  • Address: No. 362 Fuxing Road Section 3, South District, Taichung City

(Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture)

(Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture)

(Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture)