Great Wall of Vietnam recognised as national heritage site

The Great Wall of Vietnam, or Truong Luy Architectural Relic which is 200km long and runs through the provinces of Binh Dinh and Quang Ngai has been officially recognised as a national heritage site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Truong Luy Architectural Relic, 20110510 Vietnam Net Bridge

Historic sites recognised
Vietnam Net Bridge, 10 May 2011

The Truong Luy architectural relic was officially recognised as a national heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism on Sunday in order to help promote its historical significance.

Truong Luy, which means long rampart, was built in the 17th century and, 200km in length from north to south, covers eight districts of the southern province of Quang Ngai and two districts of the central province of Binh Dinh, along the Truong Son mountain range.

Built from a combination of soil and stone, Truong Luy has long been considered as one of Asia’s largest ramparts, including fortifications, roads and military posts.


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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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