Category: Viet Nam

Budget guide: 2 days in Hanoi, city of charm and chaos; Rhea Claire Madarang; Rappler

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Hanoi: bottle-green lakes and ancient charming temples exist in this city where motorbikes reign. How can you explore this bustling but enchanting city in just 2 days and without breaking the bank?

Source: Budget guide: 2 days in Hanoi, city of charm and chaos

Vietnam’s Ho Citadel — An unlikely UNESCO World Heritage site; Karen Graham; Digital Journal

Of the eight locations getting the honored designation, three are citadels, dating back to Vietnam’s dynastic age. And many of the sites have great geographical and historical significance, such as Ha Long Bay and the monuments complex in Hue. But the Ho Citadel, the most recent location to join the UNESCO list in 2011, is almost unknown.

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The Red Fort, an Islamic Heritage in India; ABNA

The Red Fort (usually transcribed into English as Lal Qil’ah or Lal Qila) is a 17th-century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi, India) that served as the residence of the Mughal Emperors. The fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh city in the Delhi site. He moved his capital here from Agra in a move designed to bring prestige to his reign, and to provide ample opportunity to apply his ambitious building schemes and interests.

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Ho dynasty citadel – World Cultural Heritage Pride of Vietnam; Hoang Hoa; Nhan Dan

Photo: Nhan Dan

Thanh Hoa province will receive UNESCO certification recognising the Ho dynasty citadel as a World Cultural Heritage site tomorrow. The acknowledgement is the pride of Thanh Hoa province, as well the country as a whole, for the citadel’s unique construction symbolising the intelligence and efforts of the Vietnamese people more than six hundred years ago.

Source: Ho dynasty citadel – World Cultural Heritage Pride of Vietnam