The Thang Long heritage conservation centre in Hanoi hosted a ceremony on November 23 to commemorate 10 years of former Thang Long royal citadel in Hanoi capital recognised as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO.
Leaders of Hanoi’s administration burn incense at Kinh Thien Palace inside the former royal citadel at the ceremony. (Photo: Hanoimoi)
Addressing the event, Chu Ngoc Anh, chairman of the Hanoi administration, said the capital officially recognised the efforts made by scientists and experts to conserve the site.
He voiced the administration’s commitment to working alongside other localities and international organisations to develop heritage values over the long term.
An art performance was subsequently held at the site, with a drum beating show and performances held to re-enact historical stories of the former royal citadel.
The Hanoi administration presented certificates to honour individuals and collectives for their great contributions to conserving the site.
Presenting certificates to honour individuals and collectives for their great contributions to conserving the site (Photo: Hanoimoi)
A wide range of activities are set to be held over the coming few days in order to celebrate the event. A photo exhibition and a workshop featuring the world cultural heritage site are also scheduled to be organised at the citadel.
This year Hanoi has celebrated 1,010 years of its former Thang Long citadel, now Hanoi capital, 75 years since the founding of UNESCO, and 15 years of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (on November 23).
On July 31, 2010, the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO, meeting in Brazil, adopted a resolution recognising Vietnam’s former Thang Long royal citadel as a world cultural heritage site. It coincided with the 1,000th anniversary of the former royal citadel celebrated in the same year.VOV