Da Lat Earns UNESCO Title of Creative Music City
The special event was held on December 30 by the People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
|At the ceremony, a representative of UNESCO in Vietnam presented a letter recognizing Da Lat's official accession to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network to the city's leaders Photo: Vietnamplus).
In his remarks, Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai rejoiced at the determination to build Da Lat into a hub of the southern Central Highlands, making it a pivotal development center in the region and the country as a whole, and a crucial link to the region and the world.
He urged Da Lat city to pursue a development strategy in accordance with development orientations of the Central Highlands region, aligning with both regional and provincial master plans for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to2050.
The city must actively engage and effectively leverage its role as a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, thereby substantially increasing the cultural industry's robust contributions to the local economy, Khai said.
|The event entertained the audience in an epic narrative told through music, dance, and art performances, with the resonant echoes of gongs recounting the 130-year journey of Da Lat's formation and development (Photo: TTXVN).
One hundred and thirty years ago, Da Lat, once a pristine land inhabited by the K’Ho Lach ethnic group, were discovered by explorer and physician Alexandre Yersin. He then proposed to the Indochina Governor-General the construction of the Lang Biang Plateau as a resort hub of Indochina.
Over the course of 130 years, Da Lat has evolved into a renowned tourism city, often described as the "city in the forest, forest in the city," and the "Vietnam Flower Festival City”, cited Vietnamplus.
The city has earned accolades as the "ASEAN Clean Tourism City" twice and stands as one of the most romantic destinations in Asia. Beyond its allure as a tourist hotspot, Da Lat also stands at the forefront of the country's high-tech agricultural production.
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