Hanoi moves to preserve Thang Long Imperial Citadel
The Hanoi People’s Committee is introducing a host of new measures to
preserve the relics in the central section of the Thang Long Imperial
Citadel, which was recognised as a world cultural heritage site by
UNESCO in 2010.
Accordingly, the city will expand
an archaeological site in the citadel and further study the
architectural work of the pre-Nguyen dynasty in the central axis of the
The municipal centre for the
preservation of Thang Long heritage will work with the Institute of
Archaeology to expand the excavation site at Kinh Thien Palace ,
which was constructed under the Early Le dynasty (1428).
The city has set aside nearly 77 hectares for the relocation of a
number of establishments from the citadel’s site, and asked relevant
agencies to quickly complete a draft plan on the management of the