Jul 29, 2010

Historic relics to go on display for Thang Long

Hanoi (VNA) - Relics of the Thang Long imperial city (former name of Hanoi) will open to public during the 1,000th founding anniversary of the city.

The relics of the imperial city, which covers more than 18,000sq.m, is made up of the archaeological site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street and Hanoi's Old Quarter.

In the past five years, archaeologists have discovered an enormous ancient architectural site underground. Witness to more than 1,000 years of Thang Long history, the imperial city is a fine collection of architectural styles from different eras.

Authorities in Hanoi have submitted the venue to UNESCO for recognition as a World Heritage site./.

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