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). … [Read more...] about My Son Sanctuary a World Cultural Heritage site.
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According to Nguyen Van Loi, chairman of the People’s Committee of Thanh Hoa Province, the provincial authority is seeking approval for the Ho Dynasty’s citadel and the Con Moong cave as UNESCO approved world cultural heritage sights. The citadel of the Ho Dynasty was built in 1397 in Vinh Long and Vinh Tien wards, Vinh Loc District. The citadel stretches 3508m in diameter, with a 6m wall constructed of stone. Essential in the creation of a solid wall was the use of a vast quantity of stone cubes measuring 2.2x 1.2x 1.5 meters and weighing 10 tons. The Ho dynasty's citadel in Thanh Hoa Province The citadel was classified as a national relic in 1962 and was put under the control of the Thanh Hoa Relics and Landscape Management Board. Most of the citadel’s original statues have been preserved. The only parts to have undergone serious destruction were the interior residential buildings and the royal palace. These have been under constant care to restore and renovate … [Read more...] about New world cultural heritage sights in Vietnam
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on June 16 officially recognized Vietnam’s Ho Dynasty Citadel as the World Cultural Heritage.The secret of Ho Dynasty Citadel Mr. Eric Falt, UNESCO Assistance Director General for External Affairs and Public Information, presented the certificate to representatives of the Vietnam National UNESCO Commission and the central province of Thanh Hoa, where the citadel is located. Attending the ceremony, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung congratulated Thanh Hoa province on having an ancient architectural work honored globally. The Ho Dynasty Citadel or Tay Do, An Ton, Tay Kinh or Tay Giai citadels, was Vietnam’s former capital under the Ho Dynasty from 1400 to 1407. Built in 1397 on an area of about 150ha, the citadel was supervised by Ho Quy Ly, a top Tran Dynasty mandarin, who later took the throne in 1400 and moved the capital from Thang Long (the former name of Hanoi today) to the … [Read more...] about Ho Dynasty Citadel officially recognized as World Cultural Heritage
A series of cultural events will be held June 15-17 in the central province of Thanh Hoa to celebrate the June 16 recognition of the local Ho Dynasty Citadel as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Accordingly, the events include a "countryside" fair consisting of 100 booths selling souvenirs and specialty foods, and a folk game festival featuring traditional games which were popular duing Tran Dynasty (1225-1400) and Ho Dynasty (1400-1407). A musical show, themed Ho Dynasty Citadel – Vietnam’s Pride, will also take place on Saturday night and will be broadcast live on VTV1. Previously, on June 12, the citadel opened an exhibition room, housing artifacts related to the dynasty, founded by Ho Quy Ly, who made himself a court fixture in the position of the Tran emperors' indispensable advisor and attained the highest post of General/Protector/Regent of the country in 1399. RELATED CONTENT Vietnam's World Heritage site to get $1mln makeoverVietnam to excavate ancient … [Read more...] about Vietnam to celebrate citadel’s World Cultural Heritage recognition
The Royal Ho Dynasty Citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa will receive the title of 'World Cultural Heritage Site' at a ceremony on May 16. Many cultural activities based on the Ho Dynasty will take place on May 15-16. The organising committee will also introduce to visitors tours of Lam Kinh and Cam Luong to discover ancient heritage sites in the relic area. The ceremony will be broadcast live on VTV1 channel. UNESCO had recognised 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, 2011. 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, which is still in good condition despite weathering for 600 years. The Citadel also has altars, … [Read more...] about Ho Dynasty Citadel to receive title of ‘World Cultural Heritage Site’