Non Nuoc Carving Village recognised as national heritage

The stone carving work that has made Non Nuoc Village, in Danang City, famous has also gained it recent recognition as an intangible national heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

 

Shops in the Marble Mountains

Famous throughout Vietnam, it was nominated to become a heritage because it met all major requirements, such as reflection of cultural diversity and creativity and has a craft handed down through generations and likely to continue for a long time. 

In April, the People’s Committee of Danang City set up a council to create a dossier for Non Nuoc Village, requesting that the village to be recognised as a traditional village.

The village was founded in the late 17th century, and has survived the changes of time while preserving its reputation. Currently, there are about 500 manufacturing facilities, with nearly 4,000 workers, mostly located in the Marble Mountains. The village is famous for stone statues, especially representing animals of the zodiac.

70% of the products are sold right at the manufacturing sites, while the rest are domestic and overseas orders. In 2013, the income of Non Nuoc Village reached VND400 billion (USD19 million).

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