Archaeological sites among Vietnam's 10 national treasures

A number of archaeological sites, including the My Son Sanctuary, the ancient capital of Hue, Hoi An Ancient Town and the Thang Long Citadel have been named in a list of special national treasures in Vietnam.

Hoi An
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Ten special national historical sites announced
Vietnam Net Bridge, 17 August 2009

A list of 10 special national treasures nationwide has been announced, according to a decision of the Prime Minister.

They include archaeological and historical sites such as the Hoang Thanh Thang Long – Hanoi central area in Ba Dinh district in Hanoi, the Hue Ancient Capital, and similar architectural complexes in Huong Tra, Huong Thuy, Phu Vang and Phu Loc districts in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Archaeological sites among Vietnam's 10 national treasures”

  1. According to the news report, the sites are the Thang Long Citadel, the Hue Capital and associated architectural complexes in Huong Tra, Huong Thuy, Phu Vang and Phu Loc districts of Thua Thien–Hue; My Son, Hoi An Ancient Town, Ha Long Bay, the Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park in Quang
    Binh; the Hung Temple in Phu Tho, the Ho Chi Minh Memorial in Hanoi, the Dien Bien Phu Battlefield and the Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh City.

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