Vietnam citadel designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Vietnam citadel designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated a citadel, built over 600 years ago in the central province of Thanh Hoa, as a World Heritage Site. Covering over 769 square meters in Vinh Tien and Vinh Long communes, the citadel, also known as the Tay Do (Western Capital) Citadel, has an average height of between seven and eight meters, with some points reaching ten meters.It has entrances on all sides, but the main one is in the south, with

Ho - Ming War (1406 - 1407)

Ho – Ming War (1406 – 1407)

This war began in 1406 when Emperor Yongle (Minh Thành Tổ) sent Kwang Tung (Hoàng Trung) with an army of 500,000 to lead the invasion. Ming's matchlocks In 1407, the fall of Da Bang fortress, and the defeats of the Hồ at Moc Pham Giang and Ham Tu all precipitated the fall of the Hồ dynasty. At the Ham Tu battle, the Hồ family tried to escape the enemy but was caught by the Ming and sent to exile in China. From 1407 till 1417, the Ming ruled Nanyue more ruthlessly than ever before. It

Du Anh Pagoda

Du Anh Pagoda

Du Anh Pagoda (or  Thong pagoda) was built at foot of rocky ramp in the west of Xuan Dai Mountain, 4.5 km from Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in Southwest, belongs to territory of Vinh Ninh Commune. Legend has it that Princess Du Anh (Tran dynasty) went sightseeing, she realized mountain, river charming landscape so she ordered to build the pagoda in 1270 and took her name to give name to pagoda. At present time, many valuable things under Tran dynasty (14th century) are kept in the pagoda

Tran Khat Chan Temple

Tran Khat Chan Temple

Tran Khat Chan Temple about 2.5 km from Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in Southeast. The temple  belongs to territory of Cao Mat hamlet, Vinh Thanh commune. The temple was built on North Eastern side of Don Son mountain in 16th century, it worships Luong Saint - Senior lieutenant-general Tran Khat Chan, the general had the fighting merits under Tran dynasty and had merit of building Tay Do imperial city (under Ho Dynasty). Now many ancient Han Nom deeds (over 20 letters of conferment,

Around Ho Dynasty Citadel

Around Ho Dynasty Citadel

Ho Citadel was located in the four communes of Vinh Tien, Vinh Long, Vinh Thanh and Vinh Yen in Vinh Loc district. The citadel, which is the remaining relic of Dai Viet civilisation in the late 14th and early 15th century, was recognised by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site on June 27. After 600 years, the citadel remains an imposing building in the eyes of local people and visitors.  

Two more sites expect UNESCO recognition

Two more sites expect UNESCO recognition

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty of Vietnam are among 37 heritage sites proposed for inscription into the UNESCO World Heritage List as natural and cultural properties. Addressing the on-going session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Irina Bokova said that the 35th session will examine the World Heritage List, the state of conservation of 169 World

Ho Quy Ly usurp the throne of Tran Dynasty

Ho Quy Ly usurp the throne of Tran Dynasty

After Trần Nghệ Tông's reign, Trần Dynasty's authority and power in the 1370s and 1380s declined steadily . Trần Nghệ Tông had ceded the throne in favor of his son Trần Duệ Tông (1372–1377), his grandson Trần Phế Đế (1377–1388), and Trần Thuận Tông (1388–1398) one of his younger sons. The Trần Dynasty became known for emperors who reigned for only a few years before relinquishing the throne to a favorite son, and becoming Thái Thượng Hoàng Đế,

Ho Royal Dynasty

Ho Royal Dynasty

Ho Quy Ly became a king in 1400 and set up Ho Dynasty after seized power from Tran Dynasty. Feudal Royal Dynasty Ho Quy Ly King After became a king, Hồ Quý Ly immediately changed the country's name from Đại Việt to Đại Ngu and moved the capital from Thang Long to Tay Do. Ho dynasty was a short-lived reign of two emperors, Hồ Quý Ly in 1400 and his second son, Hồ Hán Thương, who reigned from 1400 to 1407. In addition, King Ho Quy Ly continue modify more field as Economy

Binh Khuong Temple

Binh Khuong Temple

Binh Khuong Temple was classified as a historical - cultural heritage site at provincial level in 1995. Binh Khuong Temple belongs to territory of Dong Mon hamlet, Vinh Long commune; it is situated adjacent to eastern wall of internal citadel of Citadel of the Ho Dynasty. The temple is a place where worships Binh Khuong-wife of village level successful examinees Tran Cong Sy, he was one of commanders who built eastern wall of Tay Do Citadel. The temple has area of 600m2, its

Linh Giang Pagoda

Linh Giang Pagoda

Linh Giang Pagoda is about 2km from Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in Southwest, belongs to Phu Linh Hamlet, Vinh Tien Commune. In 1995, the pagoda continued repair, conservation; it has area of 336.6m2 with 3 sanctuary spaces: Three Refuges, Mother’s Palace, Ancestor’s Worship Place. Time elapsed, the pagoda has changes, but architecture of Mother’s Palace still keeps ancient features such as: entire house frames, door frames were fabricated, connected by flagstones. Door thresholds

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