(HBO) – With 72 caves and archaeological relic sites, Hoa Binh province has been identified as one of the cradles of the "Hoa Binh Civilisation” by archaeologists, scientists, and anthropologists. Over the past years, local authorities have paid great attention to the conservation and promotion of this civilisation’s values.
"Hang xom Trai” (Trai Village Cave) in Tan Lap commune of Lac Son district is
one of the typical archaeological relic sites of the "Hoa Binh Civilisation”.
According to the provincial Museum, karst caves
in Hoa Binh attracted attention from archaeologists of the French School of the
Far East in the 1920s. Through surveys, excavations, and studies, scientists
found that those karst caves contain vestiges of a civilisation that developed
between the late period of the Old Stone Age’s and the early period of the New
Stone Age, and named it "Hoa Binh”.
The "Hoa Binh Civilisation” existed about 30,000
- 4,000 years ago not only in Vietnam but also other places across Southeast
Asian such as Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines, as well as
China. More than 130 places dating back to the civilisation have been found in
Vietnam, and over half of them were discovered by Vietnamese archaeologists
during 1966 - 1980. Those relics scattered in various localities but
concentrated in Hoa Binh (72 sites) and Thanh Hoa (32 sites).
The typical relic sites and artefacts discovered
in Hoa Binh reflect the life and livelihoods of prehistoric humans. Most of the
relics have been protected, restored, and submitted to seek recognition, and
many of them have gained the status of national importance.
In the recent past, all-level Party committees,
administrations, and people of all ethnic groups in the province, especially
the cultural sector, have been stepping up the conservation and promotion of
this civilisation’s cultural values. They have enhanced cooperation with
domestic and international organisations in civilisation research, surveyed
archaeological relics, and taken measures for managing, conserving, and bringing
into play its values. In addition, communications in different forms and
languages have been stepped up to introduce the Hoa Binh Civilisation to major
cultural, economic, and political centres of Vietnam and at international
To mark the 90 years since the world recognised
the Hoa Binh Civilisation and gave it the name (1932 - 2022), at the beginning
of this year, the provincial People’s Committee issued Plan No. 50/KH-UBND on
the organisation of cultural, sports, and tourism events.
Luu Huy Linh, Deputy Director of the provincial
Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the cultural sector is planning
activities to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the recognition and naming of
the "Hoa Binh Civilisation”, including seeking permission for excavating some
archaeological caves in Lac Son district, inviting scientists to a national
seminar on the civilisation, and working with the People’s Committee of Hoa
Binh city to choose a road to name "Colani” so as to honour contributions by
French archaeologist Maeleine Colani who discovered and named the civilisation
(HBO) – In the recent past, the amateur musical movement in Luong Son district of Hoa Binh province has developed strongly. Amateur musical clubs and troupes have been set up in villages and residential areas with the participation of a large number of people of all ages, thus helping enrich the community’s spiritual life and preserve traditional cultural values.
(HBO) - Mai Chau mountainous district is known as a concentrated residential area of the Thai ethnic group. Although in the modern life, it is rare to see images of people wearing traditional clothes every day, Thai culture is still permeated through words, voices, customs or the image of stilt houses, festival activities, and folk songs and dances.
(HBO) - According to Plan No. 127 / KH-UBND, dated on July 18, 2022 of the Provincial People's Committee, on July 31, our province hold the art program "Hoa Binh - the sound of Muong” and Carnival in 2022. It is a special art program combining the characteristics of the province's traditional culture with the modern, dramatic, artistic and engaging features.
(HBO) - On July 15, the Provincial People's Committee held a meeting to agree on a number of contents relating to the preparation of facilities and the content of the art program "Hoa Binh - A place of cultural convergence” and Carnaval in 2022. Mr. Nguyen Van Toan, the Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee chaired the event. The leaders representing the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Department of Transport, the Provincial Radio and Television Station, Hoa Binh Electricity Company, and the Representative office of Sun Group from Capital Region in Hoa Binh attended the meeting.
(HBO) - The women in Mai Chau have been promoting the role in conserving and preserving the national cultural identity, contributing to diversify forms of gathering and attracting members. Thereby, improving the quality of the union’s staff is one of the practical and effective solutions that Mai Chau District’s Women's Union has paid attention to in recent years.