Naming Cultural Heritages Of Vietnam

Vietnam is the country owning many monuments, ancient heritages with extremely great architecture.

-> Hue Citadel Complex

The 17th Conference of the World Heritage Committee met in Cartagena (Colombia) on December 11th, 1993 decided to recognize Hue capital monuments complex as the world’s cultural heritage.

After nearly 400 years of history (1558-1945), Hue was the capital of 9 Nguyen Lords in Dang Trong, was the capital of the Tay Son dynasty and then became the capital of a unified national under the reign of 13 Nguyen kings.

The layout and overall architecture of the Hue ancient capital is a complex of about 500ha limited by 3 citadels including: Kinh Thanh, Hoang Thanh and Tu Cam Thanh. This is the place selected to be the capital; therefore, the construction based on the elements of feng shui, five elements was important, which contributed to the stability and prosperity for both dynasties and the country.

Despite being a fairly complete, overall, the architecture of the citadel and palaces in Hue are not great, overwhelmed or dry as the architecture of a number of other capitals. Here, visitors will discover, admire the exquisite architectural forms, works associated with charming landscape of mountain, river, which contains splendid historical features.

The Hue

-> Halong Bay, Vietnam

Recognized as one of the seven new natural wonders of the human race (2002) and the World Natural Heritage (1994), Halong Bay is the pride of Quang Ninh province in particular and Vietnam in general . The Bay is located in northeastern Vietnam, in the western part of the Gulf of Tonkin including the waters of Ha Long City, Cam Pha town and a part of Van Don island district.

Halong Bay has a total area of 1,553 km2, including 1969 islands, in which, there are 989 named islands and other 980 unnamed islands. The area recognized as World Heritage has an area of 434 km2, including 775 islands, which form a triangle with three vertices of Dau Go island (in the west), Ba Ham Lake (in the south) and Cong Tay Island (in the east).

Joining the trip to Halong Bay, visitors will have opportunity to see the landmark in the process of formation and development of Earth’s history, the cradle of the ancient Vietnamese residents, the great visual arts of the nature with the presence of thousands of multifaceted rocky islands. Apart from that, Halong Bay is also home to high biodiversity and unique ecosystems along with thousands of abundant and diverse animal and plant species.

-> Hoi An Ancient Town

Coming to Quang Nam, visitors must visit the ancient town of Hoi An, which is recognized as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO in December 1999.

Hoi An used to be the center of international trade on the Eastern – Western trade journey, was a prosperous trading port of Dang Trong in the reign of Nguyen lords. The Old town has preserved almost intact the architectural relics of ancient multi-residential buildings, assembly halls, temples, shrines, wells, bridges, churches, docks, markets … the narrow streets stretching vertically and horizontally forming squares as a checkerboard.

Hoi An streets landscape will take visitors to be immersed in a miniature ancient but full of liveliness world. Hoi An is a unique case in Vietnam and is rarely seen in the world. This is considered as a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle. Select package from various travel packages on Indochina website and make your trip memorable.

According to statistics, currently, there are 1,360 relics and landscapes in Hoi An. These relics are classified into 11 categories, including 1,068 ancient houses, 19 temples, 43 divine shrines, 23 communal houses, 38 ancestral temples, 5 club- houses, 11 old wells, one bridge, 44 ancient tombs. In urban area, there are more than 1,100 ancient.

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