The Thanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee and Vietnam National Administration of Tourism A held a seminar entitled ‘Solutions to promote the value of the World Cultural Heritage Ho Dynasty Citadel’ in 5 June 2012. There were nearly 50 speeches delivered at the seminar affirmed the universal value of the citadel as well as the connection between the construction’s architectural and technical features and its cultural space.
Participants of the seminar also pointed out solutions to promote the citadel’s value, including attracting more investment, fostering promotional activities, and raising public awareness of the need to protect the complex. The province’s hospitality sector is advised to also improve the quality of human resources training, enhance their qualifications, design more tourism products, and co-operate with other localities in the region to advertise the citadel to visitors.
The Ho Dynasty Citadel was built in 1397 and served as the country’s capital in the final years of the Tran dynasty and during the subsequent the Ho dynasty (1400 – 1407), when it was official named as‘Tay Do’ (Western Capital).
UNESCO recognized the citadel as a World Cultural Heritage site on June 27, 2011. A ceremony to receive a certificate of recognition will be held by the Thanh Hoa provincial authorities on June 16, 2012.