Documentation on royal citadel on its way to the world heritage committee

Vietnam’s final documentation for the proposal to include the royal citadel of Thang Long (Hanoi) has been submitted to the Unesco World Heritage Committee.

Document on Thang Long Royal Citadel Site sent to UNESCO

Voice of Vietnam, 19 January 2009

The Conservation Centre for Co Loa and Hanoi citadels on January 19 submitted documentation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) to apply for the recognisation of the Thang Long Royal Citadel Site as a World Heritage Site.

The set of documents on Thang Long Royal Citadel Site was written in both Vietnamese and English, including 9 sections and 162 pages, along with 8 appendices, a 45-minute film and 84-photo slideshow.

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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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