Ancient Vietnamese capital one step closer to world heritage listing

The Vietnamese department of culture is one step closer to having the ancient capital of Vietnam in Thanh Hoa Province listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site by completing a scientific profile of the citadel site.

Vietnam Net Bridge, 26 Mar 2008

Thanh Hoa to complete Ho dynasty citadel profile for UNESCO recognition
Vietnam Net Bridge, 26 March 2008

According to UNESCO’s requests, the Management Board for Ho dynasty citadel relic, under Thanh Hoa Department of Culture and Information, has built a library and a scientific profile of 132 books and magazines about the Ho dynasty’s citadel; 18 historical relic sites and 7 plans and projects covering transportation, tourism and mining in Vinh Loc district which are related to the Ho dynasty citadel; 248 drawings and one map detailing the actual state of the relic site; and maps to establish the exact position of the proposed property.

The Ho Citadel is currently in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list, the details of which you can read here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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