Don Son Mountain

Don Son Mountain

Don Son (Đốn Sơn) mountain (also called Dun mountain) locate in Vinh Thanh commune, Vinh Loc district which is 2.5km from Citadel of the Ho Dynasty to the Southern East. The mountain has 2 tops with the height of 71m and 49m from sea level. The Eastern mountain side has Nam Giao alter and Co Ngu Duyen well (also called Ngu Duc well). Don Son mountain is a place in which Minh The mass of Ho Dynasty was held in 1399, with the event that Tran Khat Chan and Tran family’s royal and noble

Ho Cong Cave

Ho Cong Cave

Ho Cong Cave is located on Xuan Dai Mountain, Vinh Ninh Commune, about 4.5 km from Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in Southwest. The legend has it that Ho Cong Cavern was a place of refining fairy medicine made by teacher Ho Cong and learner Dong Tu. Natural scenery of mountain, river mixed each with other, cavern, cave are miraculous, so in the old days the cavern was named as “Thirty six caverns of Nam country, Ho Cong is the first”. The cavern is located on the height of about 50-60m in

Ho Citadel - A national heritage site

Ho Citadel – A national heritage site

The Ho Dynasty Citadel, a national heritage site of Vietnam in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, was acknowledged as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO . Built about 600 years ago, with four gates facing south, north, east and west, the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty is stone military architecture with great cultural and historical value. It was the capital of Vietnam from 1397 to 1407 and is located in Vinh Long and Vinh Tien communes, Vinh Loc district. The citadel includes three

New world Heritage Site

New world Heritage Site

The Ho Dynasty Citadel is located in the Vinh Tien and Vinh Long communes of Vinh Loc district. It was once the capital of Vietnam from 1397 to 1407. The citadel includes palaces, bamboo screen hedges and a moat built with huge stone slabs, still in good state despite weathering 600 years of existence. The Citadel also has altars, marble-paved roads connecting different palaces, ancient villages and mountainous river scenery that have been relatively well preserved. Ho Dynasty Citadel is

Ho Dynasty Citadel Now World Heritage

Ho Dynasty Citadel Now World Heritage

UNESCO recognised the Ho Dynasty in the central province of Thanh Hoa as World Cultural Heritage site on June 27. Located in the two communes of Vinh Tien and Vinh Long in Vinh Loc district, the citadel measuring 870m by 833m was built in 1397. The citadel’s construction was supervised by the Tran dynasty’s top mandarin, Ho Quy Ly, who later occupied the citadel when he forcibly took the throne in 1400, changing the country’s name from Dai Viet to Dai Ngu. Ho Quy Ly’s rise to

Ho Citadel Construction Legend

Ho Citadel Construction Legend

Ho Dynasty Citadel, is located between the Ma and Buoi rivers. It is surrounded by 10,000-hectares of fertile land and mountains, making it to be a natural oasis and an ideal place according to traditional geomancy . Records dating back to the early 15th century do not mention the construction of the citadel; therefore most of the stories surrounding its building sourced by local legends. Each citadel wall is built with five rows of stone of different heights from 1.1m to 0.35-0.4m.

Ho Citadel - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ho Citadel – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ho Dynasty Citadel is under the management of Thanh Hoa Relics and Landscape Management Board. The relics of the Ho citadel have been classified as National relics since 28 April 1962. UNESCO has recognized the Ho Dynasty Citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa as a World Cultural Heritage Site in an official announcement made at the 35th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris on June 27. The Ho Dynasty Citadel is located in the Vinh Tien and Vinh Long communes of Vinh Loc

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