Vietnam’s Thang Long Citadel one step closer to World Heritage status

The Vietnamese government has completed its documentation of the ancient capital of Thang Long (Ha Noi), required for submission to UNESCO for World Heritage consideration.

Thang Long Citadel, Nhan Dan, 11 August 2008

Royal citadel’s file completed for UNESCO recognition [Link no longer active]
Nhan Dan, 11 August 2008

Thang Long citadel closes in on UNESCO recognition [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 11 August 2008

Documentations of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel have been completed as a step towards the UNESCO’s recognition as world cultural heritage.

After the royal citadel was recognised as a national historical and architectural relic site in late 2007, the file’s preparation was carried out carefully with the participation of prestigious foreign and local scientists, including those from the Vietnam-Japan Experts’ Joint Committee, the Ile region of France and UNESCO.

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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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