Thang Long Citadel site to be open to public in October

As part of the millenial celebration in Hanoi, the archaeological site at the Thang Long Citadel (the 18 Hoang Dieu archaeological site) will be open to public in October.

Ancient city opens doors for millennial celebration
Thanh Nien News, 20 August 2010

An area studded with royal palace relics at Thang Long Royal Citadel will be opened to the public during Hanoi’s millennial anniversary in October.
The citadel became a UNESCO World Heritage Site early this month.

The site in question, referred to as the 18 Hoang Dieu archaeological site, contains traces of the palaces from the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties. The site is located at the heart of the citadel.


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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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