Stone cannon-balls found in Ho Citadel

Stone cannon-balls found in Ho Citadel

The Centre for Conservation of Ho Dynasty Citadel World Heritage said its staff found the cannon bullets during an excavation jointly conducted with archaeologists at Hoang Gia Road or Hoe Nhai Road which links the southern gate of the citadel with the Nam Giao esplanade on Don Son Mountain. The round-shaped cannon-balls were polished carefully with the largest measuring 10-15 centimetres in diameter and the smallest having a diameter of 5-7 centimetres. The Ho Dynasty Citadel was

Old well found near Ho Citadel

Old well found near Ho Citadel

An old well found in Xuan Giai village, Vinh Tien commune, Vinh Loc district of central Thanh Hoa province, about 300m away from the inner part of the world’s cultural heritage, Ho Dynasty Citadel. The information was released on January 5 by the Centre for Ho Dynasty Citadel Heritage Conservation, which, however, said it needs to conduct more research to figure out the exact age of the well. The round-shaped well is 2m in diameter and 6m in depth. It was paved by a type of brick that

Art contest celebrates Vietnams National Day for Heritage

Art contest celebrates Vietnam’s National Day for Heritage

Vietnam's National Day for Heritage and 40 years of the World Heritage convention. The contest aims to encourage young people 18 years of age or under to reflect upon the importance of World Heritage sites and celebrate the preservation of these sites for future generations. Each participant should create a colourful and unique work that depicts the Vietnam World Heritage site that they live closest to. Choices include the central sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Hanoi,

Gallery featuring Ho Dynasty Citadel’s objects opened

Gallery featuring Ho Dynasty Citadel’s objects opened

Thanh Hoa’s Conservation Center for Ho Citadel on June 12 opened a gallery featuring objects related to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The 400-square-meter exhibit displays more than 200 objects including weapons, construction stones, terracotta decorations and bronze drums. The citadel, which will be officially recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site at a ceremony to receive the certificate on June 16, has attracted around 14,000 visitors within the first six months of

Ho citadel protection and management requirements

Ho citadel protection and management requirements

The Inner Citadel and Nam Giao Altar were designated in 1962 as national heritage by Decision of the Ministry of Culture of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and are protected under the Law on Cultural Heritage of 29/06/2001. The nominated section of La Thanh Outer Wall is in the process of being similarly protected. The buffer zone is protected by the Law on Environmental Protection of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, number 52/2005/QH11, Chapter 4, Article 31 of 2005. The property is

Ho Citadel attracts tourist crowd

Ho Citadel attracts tourist crowd

Since the Ho Dynasty Citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage site last year, it has attracted an increasing number of tourists. Accordingly, a total of 11,000 visitors came to the site in the first six months of this year, a sharp increase compared to the figure of 2011, at 16,000. To most of the visitors, the main attraction is the gigantic stone citadel built six centuries ago, which the only one is built entirely of stone in Vietnam. It has

Recalls history of Ho Dynasty Citadel

Recalls history of Ho Dynasty Citadel

The Ho Dynasty Citadel is finally gaining its attention of researchers and passing tourists. Built around 600 years ago, with four gates facing south, north, east and west, the Ho Dynasty Citadel is a stone military architecture with great cultural and historical value. The world cultural heritage site in Thanh Hoa central Province received its certificate last weekend and it is about time people appreciated this piece of the Vietnam’s history. The relic stretching over two communes of Vinh

Seminar about way to promote Ho Dynasty citadel

Seminar about way to promote Ho Dynasty citadel

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

Exhibition for the collection and magazines about Ho Dynasty Citadel

Exhibition for the collection and magazines about Ho Dynasty Citadel

In the preparing for receiving ceremony of Certificate of Cultural Heritage of Ho Dynasty (16 June 2012), in 25 May 2012, Thanh Hoa provincial Library hold an exhibition to introduce the collection of books, magazines and materials of Ho Dynasty Citadel – Ho Quy Ly – Ho Citadel and introduce the translation of La Province De Thanh Hoa – The research book and introduce about the geography of Thanh Hoa city of French scholar Le Proton in the early XX century. Coming to the exhibition,

Vietnam supports UNESCO’s reform efforts

Vietnam supports UNESCO’s reform efforts

Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) Nguyen Thanh Son made this statement during his meeting with UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova on February 29 in Paris. The meeting was within the UNESCO Executive Board’s annual session from February 27 to March 10. Deputy Minister Son affirmed that Vietnam is ready to host the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultative Meeting of National Commissions for UNESCO, slated for June, in

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