VGP – Under the decision of Permanent Deputy PM Nguyễn Sinh Hùng, the Thăng Long Royal Citadel vestige complex will receive visitors on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Thăng Long–Hà Nội.
The Thăng Long Royal Citadel vestige complex is opened for visitors on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Thăng Long–Hà Nội – Illustration photo
The complex, unearthed in 2003, covers an area of over 18,000 m2 and is considered one of the largest and most spectacular archaeological discoveries in Việt Nam’s history.
At the heart of the site, a large number of remnants of the ancient imperial citadel were excavated at the depths of 0.9-1.9m (belonging to the Lê Dynasty, 15th-18th centuries); 1.9-3m (Lý and Trần Dynasties, 11th-14th centuries).
The oldest artifacts were discovered at the depth of 3-4.2m and dated back the 7th-9th centuries.
The antiquities prove that Thăng Long-Hà Nội has been the economic, political and cultural hub of Việt Nam for thousands of years. This was also a “crossroads” for cultural values from big countries and great civilizations like India, China and Southeast Asia.
As reported earlier, Việt Nam already proposed UNESCO to recognize the world cultural heritage status for the Thăng Long Royal Citadel.
The exhibition will surely provide domestic and foreign visitors with an insight in the Thăng Long Royal Citadel.
The event is a significant activity to mark the capital’s 1000th birthday.