The Thang Long Royal Citadel, a world’s cultural heritage recently recognized by UNESSCO, has welcomed more than 300,000 foreign and local visitors since its first opening to the public on October 2nd.
Thang Long Royal Citadel, which was recently discovered, covers a total of 19 hectares at 18 Hoang Dieu Street and the Ha Noi’s ancient citadel.
Mr. Nguyen Van Son, Director of the Preservation Center for the Co Loa – Hanoi Ancient Citadel historical site said that the archaeological area received 20,000-30,000 visitors a day. At peak days, the number rose to nearly 40,000; which created difficulties in receiving and guiding visitors.
During Hanoi’s millennium anniversary, the center mobilized all forces and nearly 30 volunteers to work continuously from 7 am to 8-9 pm.
Together with visiting well-known historical sites such as the Flag Tower, Doan Mon, Dien Kinh Thien, Hau Lau, Bac Mon, and House D67 (the General Headquarters of Vietnam People’s Army, visitors had opportunities to discover traces of the palaces from the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties and special artifacts excavated in the archaeological area at 18 Hoang Dieu.
The archaeological area continues open to the public everyday until the end of October.