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Vietnam’s file on the Thang long Citadel in Hanoi has been compiled – and is now awaiting consideration by UNESCO for inscription as a World Heritage Site. Standing for almost 1,000 years, the royal citadel of Thang long was built in 1009 during the foundation of the Ly Dynasty.

Royal Citadel dossier on World Heritage Centre’s table [Link no longer active]
Nhan Dan, 03 October 2008

Thang Long Citadel eyes heritage status [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 04 October 2008

The capital City of Hanoi is awaiting the Paris-based World Heritage Committee’s response to its dossier on the Thang Long-Hanoi Royal Citadel in requesting that UNESCO recognise it as a world cultural heritage site.

The response is expected to be communicated on November 15 to help Vietnam finalise its official documentation and submit it to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) before February 1, 2009.

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