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UNESCO General Director to attend Hanois’ anniversary

Thang Long Royal Citadel

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 song and dance festival in Hanoi on September 18.

The 35th session of the UNESCO General Assembly in 2009 passed a resolution on UNESCO participating in the grand ceremony of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Almost one year later, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee recognised Vietnam’s Thang Long Royal Citadel as a world cultural heritage site at its 34th session in Brazil on July 31.

The site won recognition thanks to three outstanding characteristics: the length of its cultural history, the continuity of the citadel as a centre of power, and the variety of its relics.

The citadel will be open to visitors in time for Hanoi’s 1,000th anniversary.

The cleanup of the relic site at the Thang Long citadel is expected to be finished by September 20. On September 16, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung visited the site to check the exhibition of artifacts found at the 18 Hoang Dieu street, archaeological excavation site. (VNA)

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