THE CITY ON HILLS is Vietnam’s first annual, inter- and multidisciplinary community art programme sited in Dalat city, Central Highlands region of Vietnam.

With the vision to transform Dalat city into a top cultural destination of Southeast Asia, Pho Ben Doi brings you contemporary art shows every year. Each show has a unique theme, reflected in participating artists, experts, and the contents of parallel programming produced in collaboration with renowned institutions and individuals of high caliber from around the world.




– Promoting local tourism and brands via contemporary art.
– Increasing cultural playground for remote children as well as introducing education about urban preservations
– Organizing workshops with topics about urban planning and urban utilization
– Expanding the activities of Urban Sketchers group in Dalat city by creating outdoor sketching activities, improving social interaction, and raising awareness.
– Connecting artist groups domestically and internationally; creating a more sustainable Dalat’s Creative and Cultural Hub; and to give support to young artist generation in Vietnam.