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Thang Long royal citadel archaeological site closed

Thang Long royal citadel archaeological site closed

VietNamNet Bridge – As of November 3, the archaeological site at 18 Hoang Dieu, Hanoi, has been closed to preserve the relics. Since early October, when the site was opened for public on the occasion of Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary, it welcomed nearly 500,000 visitors. Nguyen Van Son, director of the Centre for Preservation of Co […]

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Thang Long royal citadel opens for visitors

Thang Long royal citadel opens for visitors

VietNamNet Bridge – Eight years since it was excavated, the royal citadel opened to the public the first time on October 2 at 18 Hoang Dieu, Hanoi. The opening ceremony took place with a welcome speech by Do Hoai Nam, Director of the Vietnam Institute for Social Sciences. According to Nam, visitors would see outstanding […]

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Heritage hunting

Heritage hunting

Now that Thang Long Citadel has been officially added to UNESCO’s world heritage list, experts hope the site will get the necessary backing to turn it into a well-preserved tourist site When an announcement was made at 8.30pm on July 31 in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil, people in Hanoi were jumping for joy. […]

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UNESCO confirms ancient Hanoi citadel's heritage status

UNESCO confirms ancient Hanoi citadel’s heritage status

HANOI — The world culture body UNESCO on Friday confirmed Hanoi’s ancient Imperial Citadel as a World Heritage site during a ceremony to begin celebrations marking the city’s 1,000th anniversary. Before a statue of King Ly Thai To, who established the capital in 1010, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova handed over to Hanoi’s mayor a […]

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Thang Long royal citadel: past and present

Thang Long royal citadel: past and present

VietNamNet Bridge – In old pictures taken in the 19th century, the citadel was a bulky work which was located on a quiet area. The citadel on August 1 was recognized by the UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. UNESCO’s general director will come to Hanoi to attend the city’s great anniversary on October […]

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UNESCO General Director to attend Hanois’ anniversary

UNESCO General Director to attend Hanois’ anniversary

The General Director of UNESCO will arrive in Hanoi on October 1 to attend the millennial celebrations of the capital city and hand over the certification of UNESCO’s recognition of Thang Long Royal Citadel as a world cultural heritage site. Head of the UNESCO Office in Hanoi, Katherine Muller Marin, announced the visit at a […]

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