Hanoi holds international conference on world’s heritage Thang Long Imperial Citadel (08:18 25/11/2020)
Director of Thang Long - Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center Tran Viet Anh said the Thang Long Imperial Citadel has a global significance that goes beyond a national heritage.
Anh added the Imperial Citadel was a political and cultural hub from the 6th century and served as the capital of Vietnam during various dynasties of Ly, Tran, Lefrom 11th - 18th century.
Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy said since the Thang Long Imperial Citadel was honored by the UNESCO as world cultural heritage, the government, Hanoi People’s Committee and related government agencies have put efforts to preserve and promote the value of the heritage.
Hanoi People’s Committee instructed the Thang Long - Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center to fulfill the commitments of Vietnam to the recommendations of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), while continuing the preservation and promotion efforts to ensure that the Thang Long Imperial Citadel remains the pride of Vietnam and its people.
However, Quy pointed to challenges in the preservation of the citadel, as a large part of it still remains buried.
Quy noted the conference themed “10 years of research, preservation and promotion of the value of world’s heritage Thang Long Imperial Citadel” would contribute to raise the public’s awareness regarding the core value of the heritage on various aspects, from urban planning, architecture, overall landscape, among others.
At the conference, delegates focused on analyzing the results of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel preservation process over the past decade; cooperation in research and exhibition activities; and shared experiences in promoting the value of intangible cultural assets for sustainable heritage site management.