Heritage status sought for 2000-year-old citadel complex

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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
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Vietnam needs new legislation to protect relics

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The Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister of Vietnam has highlighted the need for new legislation to meet the demands of heritage conservation work, especially in the light that many conservation projects do not meet quality standards and have even led to the damaging of some of the relics.

Legislation to save nation’s heritage [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 13 April 2009
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