Ho Citadel officially conferred World Heritage title

The Ho Citadel in Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa Province is officially recognised as a World Heritage site in a ceremony last weekend.

Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam Net Bridge 20120618
Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam Net Bridge 20120618

Ho Dynasty Citadel officially recognized as World Cultural Heritage
Vietnam Net Bridge, 18 June 2012

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on June 16 officially recognized Vietnam’s Ho Dynasty Citadel as the World Cultural Heritage.

Mr. Eric Falt, UNESCO Assistance Director General for External Affairs and Public Information, presented the certificate to representatives of the Vietnam National UNESCO Commission and the central province of Thanh Hoa, where the citadel is located.

Attending the ceremony, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung congratulated Thanh Hoa province on having an ancient architectural work honored globally.

The Ho Dynasty Citadel or Tay Do, An Ton, Tay Kinh or Tay Giai citadels, was Vietnam’s former capital under the Ho Dynasty from 1400 to 1407.

Full story here.

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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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