A ceremony to receive the UNESCO certificate declaring the Ho Dynasty Citadel as a World Cultural Heritage site will be held in Thanh Hoa province on June 16.
Programmes entitled “Ho Dynasty Citadel – the Proud of Vietnam” will be held following the ceremony to honour the historical and cultural value of the citadel. Many activities will also be organized to celebrate the event, including a village market, a festival of Ly-Tran dynasty folk games, and a display of objects, photos and articles about the citadel and the Ho Dynasty to promote tourism in the region.
The Ho Dynasty Citadel was built under the reign of King Ho Quy Ly and became the capital of Vietnam from 1397 to 1407. According to estimations, about 25,000cu.m of stone was used to build the walls of the citadel, and each stone had an average weight of 10-20 tonnes.