22.11.2022, 05:07

Free visit to the Ho Dynasty Citadel

THANH HOA – On the occasion of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day, the Ho Dynasty citadel will offer free admission for visitors on November 23.

According to Nguyen Van Long, deputy director of the Ho Dynasty Citadel Heritage Conservation Center, the decision to exempt tickets is also to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

On this occasion, the Ho Dynasty Citadel Heritage Preservation Center cooperated with the organizers of the exhibition on the theme of Thanh Thanh Cultural Heritage – Our Common Heritage, the Conference summarizing the World Heritage Club in Hanoi. Vietnam and many other cultural and artistic events.

Free visit to the Ho Dynasty Citadel
South Gate of Ho Dynasty Citadel. Photo: Le Hoang

Mr. Long said that the organization of the above activities aims to promote the image of the heritage of the Ho Dynasty citadel with domestic and international friends. In addition, this also contributes to raising the awareness and responsibility of the community in preserving cultural heritage, and developing sustainable tourism, thereby increasing the attractiveness of the Heritage, attracting tourists to visit the world. next time.

Since the beginning of the year, the Ho Dynasty Citadel has welcomed 179,000 visitors, reaching nearly 133% of the plan and increasing nearly 5 times (corresponding to an increase of more than 480%) compared to the same period in 2021.

Tickets to visit the Ho Dynasty Citadel are available in two denominations, 40,000 VND (2$) for adults and 20,000 VND for children 8-15 years old. Students, students, elderly people, and people with meritorious services to the revolution are entitled to a 50% discount on tickets every day of the week.

Ho Dynasty citadel is located on two communes Vinh Tien and Vinh Long, Vinh Loc district, Thanh Hoa. Over 600 years of existence, most of the architecture inside the Imperial Citadel has been destroyed. The vestiges of the old palace foundation are still hidden under the rice fields of people around the area.

On June 27, 2011, at the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held in Paris, the Ho Dynasty Citadel was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. world cultural heritage.