Over 60 students from Pham Van Hinh secondary school explored how Ho Dynasty Citadel was built at a specialised educational room that opened in Vinh Loc district, the central province of Thanh Hoa on May 19.

A joint effort of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Japanese Trust Fund and the Conservation Centre for Ho Dynasty Citadel, the establishment of the educational room was in response to the campaign “Building friendly schools, active students” in the 2012 – 2013 academic year and a programme to incorporate education on cultural heritage into school curricula.

Nguyen Xuan Toan, Deputy Director of the Conservation Centre for Ho Dynasty Citadel said the room was built to educate young generations on the Citadel’s values, thus raising their awareness of preserving and upholding them.

In the time to come, the centre will invite more students in the province to discover the construction techniques for the Citadel, he said.

Also known as the Tay Do Citadel, the ancient building is different from many other citadels in that it was built with huge stone slabs taken from the nearby mountains. The Citadel was recognised as a World Heritage site in 2011.-VNA