The UNESCO Office in Hanoi and the Centre for the Preservation of the Ho Dynasty Citadel have launched an education programme for children at the world heritage site in Vinh Loc district, Thanh Hoa province.

During the programme “Let’s learn together how the Ho Dynasty Citadel was built”, children have a chance to take part in interesting activities, such as free tours, a contest to learn more about the world cultural heritage site and surrounding relics, a competition on brick making to build a model of the gate and wall of Ho Dynasty Citadel and a drawing contest.

These activities are expected to help children learn more about the history of the nation in general and architecture and history of the Ho Dynasty Citadel in particular, arousing their interest in studying history.

The Ho Dynasty Citadel was officially recognised as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in June, 2012. The citadel, a great work of architecture, was the capital of Vietnam from 1397 to 1407.

It consists of three sections: a bamboo hedge, a moat and a citadel wall, plus a palace complex with marble-paved roads connecting each palace.-VNA