Vietnam's great wall and potential for future tourism

Last year the findings of the Great Wall of Vietnam was featured on this site, and an article in the CNN now taks about the wall’s discovery and future potential for tourism.

Vietnam’s own ‘great wall’ uncovered
CNN, 26 January 2011

Nestled in the mountain foothills of a remote province in central Vietnam, one of the country’s most important archaeological discoveries in a century has recently come to light.

After five years of exploration and excavation, a team of archaeologists has uncovered a 127-kilometer (79-mile) wall — which locals have called “Vietnam’s Great Wall.”

Professor Phan Huy Lê, president of the Vietnam Association of Historians, said: “This is the longest monument in Southeast Asia.”


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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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