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World heritage in Vietnam

Date Added: December 04, 2012 11:59:09 PM
Author: Admin
Category: Regional: Asia
1. The complex of Hue Imperial city The complex of Hue Imperial City (Thua Thien Hue) is 660 km south of Hanoi. Hue City still retains the feudal court culture including the ramparts, castles, palaces, mausoleums, and ceremonial music of the Nguyen Dynasty. For nearly 400 years (1558- 1945), Hue used to be the Capital Citadel of many Reigns. The complex of Hue Imperial City consists of 3 layers of ramparts aligning along the South- North linear axis. The rampart system is a harmonious combination of oriental and occidental architecture to be set within natural scenery such as the Ngu Binh Mountain, Huong River, Gia Vien Mount, and Boc Thanh Mount with the square shaped wall surrounding the castle, each side is approximately 600m in length, reinforced with massive gates. The main entrance called Ngo Mon (i.e. Southern Gate) leads to where the supreme administration of the Nguyen Dynasty was located; divided into Nghinh Luong Dinh (reception hall), Phu Van Lau (verse inspiration tower), Ky Dai (flag elevation), Ngo Mon (Southern Gate). Thai Hoa Palace, Can Chanh Palace (the Palace of audiences), Can Thanh Palace, Khon Thai private Palace, Kien Trung pavilion. The best preserved mausoleums are the majestic Mausoleum of King Gia Long, the impressive Mausoleum of King Minh Mang; the romantic styled Mausoleum of King Tu Duc; and the magnificent Mausoleum of King Khai Dinh. There are about 1,000 pagodas of various sizes, containing in them the architectural values and arts. Amongst the outstanding pagodas are Thien Mu (the Celestial Lady), Dieu De, Tu Dam. The distinguishing cultural features are the combinations of folk cultures and royal court culture. The folk songs, popular songs sung for the kings became the royal court melodies with high values of arts. The complex of Hue Imperial City was recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage in 1993. It is here, ten years after that, in 2003 the Hue Royal Court Music was also recognized as the unphysical cultural heritage of mankind.

2. Ha Long Bay is about 150 km northeast of Hanoi, lying in the Gulf is the Ha Long City Cam Pha Town and part of Van Don District. Inside the Bay there is a big island named Cat Ba, on which there is Cat Ba National Park. There are 1,969 big and small islands, with 989 of which having names while the remaining 980 islands still having no names. The islands in the Bay are of two types: karsts and rock, concentrating in Bai Tu Long and Ha Long, traced back to age of geological formation dated back to 250-280 million years ago. The limestone islands provide many spectacular sceneries and beautiful grottos within the natural heritage of Ha Long covering an area of 434 km square comprising of 775 islands, forming a triangle with three vertices: Dau Go (Wooden Stakes Cave) to the west, Ba- Ham Lake to the south and Cong Tay Island to the east. Inside some of big islands are magnificent grottos such as Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) Grotto, Dau Go Wooden Stakes Cave, Amazing Cavern, Tam Cung (three bewildering palaces) which look like magnificent castles created by nature on earth. Ha Long was also the cradle of old Viets with the culture of the Late New Ston Age. Archeological excavations found evidence of those ancient times in places round Ha Long like Dong Mang, Xich Tho, Soi Nhu and Thoi Gieng. Ha Long is also the location of diversified ecological system, typically

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