The National Tourism Year 2015 themed “Connecting world heritages” is launched on late April 3 in central Thanh Hoa province that houses the Ho Dynasty Citadel, a world cultural heritage site. The Ho Dynasty Citadel was recognised by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site in 2011. The recognition has brought pride and a great joy to the Vietnamese people while paying homage to the great historical values left by the Vietnamese ancestors. The Ho Dynasty Citadel was the cultural centre of the capital of Vietnam in the late 14th century and early 15th century and a political, economic and cultural hub of the northern part of the central region of Vietnam from the 16th to the 18th century. It was built in 1397 in the two communes of Vinh Tien and Vinh Long in Vinh Loc district, Thanh Hoa province with the supervision of the Tran dynasty's top mandarin, Ho Quy Ly. He later occupied the citadel when he forcibly took the throne in 1400, changing the … [Read more...] about Ho Dynasty Citadel – A world cultural heritage site
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The Hanoi Times - Finalized documentations, together with application for Thang Long Royal Citadel to be a site of world cultural heritage, were officially submitted by the Center for Preservation of Co Loa Citadel and Hanoi Ancient Citadel to the UNESCO Jan. 19. Tran Quang Dung, deputy Director of the Center for Preservation of Co Loa Citadel and Hanoi Ancient Citadel, said that more details had been added to add influential weight to the documents. Relevant authorities of Hanoi have done their best to preserve the site but also promote the values of the area, he added. Mr Dung pointed out that activities, including Thang Long Royal Citadel Spring Festival, are organized annually at Tet to popularize the area’s cultural values to local people and international tourists. Laurent Pandolfi, director of Ile-de-France Regional Council, is helping Vietnam with outlining plans for the preservation of the Citadel, said that one of the values of the site is its special … [Read more...] about Royal Citadel proposed as a World Cultural Heritage site – History – My HaNoi
Located 40 kilometres from Dong Hoi city and near the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail is Phong Nha-Ke Bang, one of the World's Cultural Heritage Sites which is the pride of central Quang Binh province. Not far from the road, visitors will reach a big boat pier where dozens of boats with one design are waiting for them. The pier management board say they receive as many as 3,000 visitors every day. Travelling along the blue, peaceful and quiet Son River, visitors can call in Thien cave. The 538-stair cave lead to a giant cavern which can house hundreds of people at a time. Looking up, visitors can see a multitude of stalactites twinkling in the dim sunlight. Perhaps, the most beautiful scenery is the Phong Nha Cave first discovered by British explorers. The cave, featuring 30 kilometres of underground passages, is really one of the most a grandiose sightseeing spots in the world. Once deep inside Phong Nha Cave, visitors have a chance to enjoy a multitude of stalactites blazing in … [Read more...] about Phong Nha – Ke Bang a World Cultural Heritage Site
Belonging to Duy Phu, Duy Xuyen district, My Son sanctuary is 45km west of Hoi An, 70km south of Da Nang. In 1898, a French soldier M.C.Paris, found out My Son temples in a secret narrow valley among dense forests. Not long after that, scientists and archaeologists from French Far Eastern Archaeologists Scholar Intitute came and researched epitaphs, architecture and sculptures in My Son.they revealed that My Son was the most grandiose vestige in Viet Nam, continuously built for more than 1000 years. My Son temples were built from the 4th century under the reign of King Bhadravaman, until late 13thcentury, and early 14th century under the reign of King Jaya Simhavanman III ( Che Man). My Son was once a group of more than 70 temple towers with various styles of architecture and sculptures typically representing each historical stage of the Champa Kingdom. Most of these architecture and sculptures in My Son were impacted by Hinduism. A large number of these were designed toward the … [Read more...] about My Son Sanctuary a World Cultural Heritage site.
HA NOI - A collection of Vietnamese and French documents consisting of newspaper and research on the Ho Citadel are on display in central Thanh Hoa Province's Library. The 500-piece collection includes literature and art works of Vietnamese and foreign scholars published before 1945. The collection gives a panorama of the Ho Citadel, Ho Quy Ly dynasty (1400-1407) and publications about the citadel when UNESCO recognised it as a world cultural heritage site in June 2011. Valuable French photos of the Ho Citadel taken from the air by the Indochina Military Airbase, the stone exploitation of Vietnamese workers for the citadel construction, and a book entitled La Province De Thanh Hoa have been considered the most unique resources for study. The exhibition is one of a series of cultural festivals held in the Ho Dynasty Citadel as part of the June ceremony to receive official certification of a world culture heritage site. The ceremony will be held at the Ho Dynasty … [Read more...] about Rare documents of world cultural heritage viewed