Thanh Hoa to spend 1mln USD on citadel

The north-central province of Thanh Hoa will pump some 22 billion VND (more than 1 million USD) into the restoration of the Ho Dynasty Citadel and an upgrade of tourism infrastructure at the site, a provincial official has said.

Ho Dynasty Citadel quarry unearthed

A quarry that provided the material to build the Ho Dynasty Citadel has been discovered 2km northwest from the citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa.

Cultural diplomacy helps Vietnam’s position

Vietnam’s successful cultural diplomacy in 2010 was reflected in activities dedicated to ASEAN and the 1,000th founding anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, and the effort to win UNESCO recognition of the country’s cultural heritages.