Thang Long Citadel to become a cultural park

The Vietnamese government approves a plan to convert the Thang Long Citadel into a cultural park featuring a museum, archaeological displays and technical facilities.

Thang Long Citadel, Vietnam Net Bridge 20101214

Hanoi’s royal citadel to become cultural park
Vietnam Net Bridge, 14 December 2010

The Thang Long royal citadel relic at 18 Hoang Dieu, Hanoi, will become a cultural and historical park under a government-approved plan.

Under the plan, the park will cover nearly 45,500 square meters and will have three parts: a museum, an underground display area and technical facilities.

The museum will be the most important part, and will showcase the on-the-spot excavation holes and items excavated in the Thang Long royal citadel.

After eight years of excavation, the archaeological site at 18 Hoang Dieu opened for public for the first time in October 2010. It was closed in early November for research and preservation.


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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