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The site of an ancient Vietnamese citadel has been suggested for inclusion into the World Heritage register. The Co Loa Citadel situated north of Hanoi was established around 200 BCE, and a number of Bronze Dong Son objects have also been found there.

Co Loa Citadel, Vietnam Net Bridge 20110407

Co Loa ancient citadel proposed as world cultural heritage
Vietnam Net Bridge, 07 April 2011

The Center for Preservation of Co Loa Relics – Thang Long Ancient Citadel has asked permission from the Hanoi authorities and related ministries to compile the file of Co Loa relic to submit to the UNESCO for recognition as a world cultural heritage.

The center’s director Nguyen Van Son said that if the proposal is approved, the center will compile the file immediately. The UNESCO will make a decision 18 months after it receives the file.

Son said many domestic and foreign experts highly appreciate the cultural and historical values of the Co Loa Relic so it is highly possible for the relic to be recognized as a world cultural heritage.


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