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Experts to discuss preservation of Thang Long Imperial Citadel

The September 8-9 conference will focus on analyzing the results of 20 years of research on the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and discussing ways to promote heritage values.

The international scientific conference "20 years of researching, preserving and promoting the value of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long-Hanoi" will take place on September 8-9 with the participation of some 200 delegates from Vietnam and abroad in both face-to-face and online formats.

 The gate to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. Photos: The Hanoi Times

Nguyen Thanh Quang, Director of the Centre for Conservation of Heritage Thang Long-Hanoi shared the information at a press briefing on August 31.

The conference will focus on analyzing the results of 20 years of research on the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and discussing ways to promote heritage values.

It is also an opportunity to take stock of the achievements in management, research, preservation, and promotion of ​​Thang Long Imperial Citadel, as well as introduce the latest archaeological findings at Kinh Thien Palace.

“The conference is an opportunity for those involved in research, preservation, and promotion of national and international heritage to exchange, learn experiences and conduct comparative research in relic restoration work,” Quang said.

On this occasion, the relic managers will be tipped on the orientation for the research, conservation, and promotion of the values ​​of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel as well as of Thang Long-Hanoi at the national and global levels.

"This is also an opportunity to promote the image of Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a must-see destination of the capital," said Quang.

 A vestige of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel.

For his part, Professor Tran Duc Cuong, President of the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences, said Thang Long Imperial Citadel has special significance for Hanoi and Vietnam.

He said promoting this heritage value is extremely necessary for the next generation to know that Vietnam has a cultural tradition spanning thousands of years of history.

“This conference is an opportunity for us to look back on what we have done and what needs to be done to preserve and promote cultural values ​​as committed to UNESCO. We preserve the heritage not only for the Vietnamese people but for all humanity,” said Cuong.

The conference will be organized by the Hanoi People's Committee in collaboration with the UNESCO Representative Office in Hanoi and the Vietnam Historical Science Association.

Besides the workshop, Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre will hold the Mid-Autumn Festival program from September 2 and an exhibition entitled "Treasures of Thang Long Imperial Citadel".

“The international scientific conference will be an important event to continue implementing Hanoi's commitments when joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network,” Dao Xuan Dung, Deputy Head of the municipal Party’s Communication and Education committee said.

 Dragon head statues were found at the excavation relic site.