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The 1,000th Anniversary of Thang Long – Ha Noi, VietNam: 900th site UNESCO World Heritage List

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1000 Thang Long - Ha NoiThe Thang Long Imperial Citadel has become the 900th site to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The Citadel was built in the 11th century by the Ly Viet Dynasty, marking the independence of the Dai Viet.

It was constructed on the remains of a Chinese fortress dating from the 7th century, on drained land reclaimed from the Red River Delta in Hanoi. It was the centre of regional political power for almost 13 centuries without interruption.

The Imperial Citadel buildings and the remains in the 18 Hoang Dieu Archaeological Site reflect a unique South-East Asian culture specific to the lower Red River Valley, at the crossroads between influences coming from China in the north and the ancient Kingdom of Champa in the south. Source: UNESCO

Great news for Hanoi with all upcoming activities to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi capital on  October 10, 2010. Source: Vietnam Net

The World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia has also inscribed new cultural sites in China, Tajikistan, France, the Netherlands, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Historic monuments of Dengfeng, in the “Centre of Heaven and Earth” (China)
Mount Songshang is considered to be the central sacred mountain of China. At the foot of this 1500 metre high mountain, close to the city of Dengfeng in Henan province and spread over a 40 square-kilometre circle, stand eight clusters of buildings and sites, including three Han Que gates – remains of the oldest religious edifices in China –, temples, the Zhougong Sundial Platform and the Dengfeng Observatory. Constructed over the course of nine dynasties, these buildings are reflections of different ways of perceiving the centre of heaven and earth and the power of the mountain as a centre for religious devotion. The historical monuments of Dengfeng include some of the best examples of ancient Chinese buildings devoted to ritual, science, technology and education.

Sarazm (Tajikistan)
Sarazm, which means “where the land begins”, is an archaeological site bearing testimony to the development of human settlements in Central Asia, from the 4th millennium BCE to the end of the 3rd millennium BCE. The ruins demonstrate the early development of proto-urbanization in this region. This centre of settlement, one of the oldest in Central Asia, is situated between a mountainous region suitable for cattle rearing by nomadic pastoralists, and a large valley conducive to the development of agriculture and irrigation by the first settled populations in the region. Sarazm also demonstrates the existence of commercial and cultural exchanges and trade relations with peoples over an extensive geographical area, extending from the steppes of Central Asia and Turkmenistan, to the Iranian plateau, the Indus valley and as far as the Indian Ocean.

Episcopal city of Albi (France)
On the banks of the Tarn river in south-west France, the old city of Albi reflects the culmination of a medieval architectural and urban ensemble. Today the Old Bridge (Pont-Vieux), the Saint-Salvi quarter and its church are testimony to its initial development (10th -11th  centuries). Following the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathar heretics (13th century) it became a powerful episcopal city. Built in a unique southern French Gothic style from local brick in characteristic red and orange colours, the lofty fortified Cathedral (late 13th century) dominates the city, demonstrating the power regained by the Roman Catholic clergy. Alongside the Cathedral is the vast bishop’s Palais de la Berbie, overlooking the river and surrounded by residential quarters that date back to the Middle Ages. The Episcopal City of Albi forms a coherent and homogeneous ensemble of monuments and quarters that has remained largely unchanged over the centuries.

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  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    27 augustus 2010 om 08:12 | Permalink

    Giant paper-rolling picture for Hanoi’s 1000th birthday

    A picture made from 1.5 million pieces of colored paper featuring two dragons of the Ly dynasty will be showcased at a handicraft exhibition in Hanoi on September 15. VietNamNet Bridge – A 6 meter x 1 meter picture made from 1.5 million pieces of colored paper featuring two dragons of the Ly dynasty will be showcased at a handicraft exhibition at the Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi on September 15. This is a special gift for Hanoi from disabled kids of the Quynh Hoa charity centre in Thanh Tri district, Hanoi. Source: Look at Vietnam

    Many heads of state arriving for Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary. More than 200 cars will be used to serve chiefs of state and 41 international delegations to Hanoi’s 1000th birthday celebration from October 1-10. Hanoi police has proposed banning cars in the inner city to prevent gridlock. Read more at Look at Vietnam

  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    11 september 2010 om 16:56 | Permalink

    The 1,000th Anniversary of Thang Long – Ha Noi, VietNam: Giant Book introduced

    A poetry book entitled Hoa Lu Thi Tap weighs up to 54kg and has been published to celebrate Hanoi’s 1000th birthday. This book is 109cm x 70cm x 10cm in size. It needs two people to move this book. The book covers are made with rare wood, carved with dragons and information about the book.

    The giant book is one version of Hoa Lu Thi Tap poetry collection, edited by Prof., Dr. Hoang Quang Thuan, Dean of the Institute for Telecommunication Technology, which has not been published yet. On the first page of this giant book is the “Chieu Doi Do” (Royal Edict for Moving the Capital) in Han and Vietnamese scripts, printed on gold-inlaid paper imported from Hong Kong. The book also has 121 four-line poems printed on leatherette papers imported from the UK and illustrated by painter Pham Tu. Each poem corresponds with a calligraphy work featuring that poem or an ink-and-wash painting. The author of this special product is painter Tran Quoc An, who holds the record of writing a 30m-long calligraphy work about President Ho Chi Minh’s Prison Diary. An said he made this book within three months. Source: Look at Vietnam

  3. Erik van Erne zegt:

    17 september 2010 om 20:17 | Permalink

    Detailed program for Hanoi’s 1,000th anniversary

    The organizing board of the Thang Long-Hanoi 1000th Anniversary has announced detailed activities for the ten-day anniversary from 1-10 October 2010>

    October 1:
    8am: Opening ceremony at Ly Thai To Flower Garden (in front of Hoan Kiem Lake)
    9.30am: Art shows at five stages around Hoan Kiem Lake
    2pm: Exhibition of literary and art works about Hanoi at 2 Hoa Lu, Hai Ba Trung Street
    3pm: Photo exhibition about Hanoi at 45 Trang Tien
    7.30pm: Exhibition of Vietnam and Hanoi’s economic-social achievements at 138 Giang Vo
    7.30pm: Film week at National Cinema Center, 87 Lang Ha
    8pm: Video conference between Hanoi and other provinces on VTV channel, special arts show and ao dai performance around Hoan Kiem Lake

    October 2:
    8am: Exhibition of artifacts about Hanoi’s 1,000 years at the Thang Long Royal Citadel, 9 Hoang Dieu and 19 Nguyen Tri Phuong
    9am: Introduction of a bookshelf about Thang Long-Hanoi at National Library, 31 Trang Thi
    2pm: Announcement of a comprehensive scientific research work about Hanoi at the Hanoi Opera House
    8pm: Introduction of new songs about Hanoi at Ba Kieu Temple
    8pm: Thang Long-Hanoi International Tourism Festival to open at Bao Son Heaven Park

    October 3:
    7am: Ha Noi Moi newspaper marathon race around Hoan Kiem Lake
    Final match of Thang Long-Hanoi Football Cup at My Dinh Stadium
    8pm: Thang Long-Hanoi in Ho Chi Minh Age art show at Hang Day Stadium

    October 4:
    8.30am: Award ceremony of the contest about knowledge of Thang Long-Hanoi’s 1,000 years and the city’s heroes at the Hanoi Opera House
    3pm: Exhibition of Vietnamese heroes and great men in Vietnamese culture at the Revolutionary Museum, 25 Ton Dan
    3.30pm: Exhibition of famous battles and military campaigns in Vietnam’s military history at the Vietnam Military History Museum, 28A Dien Bien Phu
    5pm: Calligraphy exhibition and festival at the Temple of Literature
    8pm: Award ceremony of the national press contest about Thang Long-Hanoi’s 1,000 years at 8 Huynh Thuc Khang
    8pm: Thang Long-Hanoi ancient dance show at Ly Thai To flower garden

    October 5:
    9am: Introducing the Hanoi ceramic road on Yen Phu road
    2pm: Bat Trang ceramic – Tradition and Modernity exhibition at Bat Trang village
    2pm: Hearts for Thang Long-Hanoi exhibition at Hanoi Cultural Friendship Palace
    8pm: A music show of famous Vietnamese artists at the Hanoi Opera House
    8pm: A great show entitled “Thang Long Spirit – Song for the Country” at Hang Day Stadium

    October 6:
    8am: Hanoi Kite Festival at My Dinh square
    8am: Martial arts performance at Quan Ngua Sports Palace
    8.30: Inauguration of Hanoi Museum
    2pm: Inauguration of Hoa Binh Park at Tu Liem district
    2pm: Inauguration of President Ho Chi Minh – President Ton Duc Thang statues at Thong Nhat park
    2pm: Old Hanoi photo exhibition at Hanoi Museum, Pham Hung road
    2.30pm: Inauguration of Kim Dong Theatre at 19 Hang Bai
    8pm: Inauguration of Worker Theatre at 42 Trang Tien
    8pm: Inauguration of Dai Nam Theatre at 48 Hue Street
    8pm: Hanoi food festival at Ho Tay Water Park

    October 7:
    8am: International workshop on Hanoi’s sustainable development at 11 Le Hong Phong
    9am: Award ceremony of international contest about Hanoi at the Hanoi Opera House
    8pm: Traditional music show at Hanoi Opera House

    October 8:
    7am: Cultural and arts program for youngsters at outdoor stages around Hoan Kiem Lake
    8pm: Meeting of 1,000 heroes and heroic mothers at the National Convention Center
    8pm: Street festival at State Bank of Vietnam Square, 49 Ly Thai To

    October 9:
    8am: Inauguration of Thanh Tri and Vinh Tuy Bridges
    9.30am: Inauguration of Thang Long Avenue
    8pm: Shows by international art troupes at outdoor stages in Hanoi

    October 10:
    8am: Meeting and marching at Ba Dinh Square
    8pm: Cultural and art festival at My Dinh Stadium

    Activities at districts in Hanoi from October 1-10:
    245 shows by Vietnamese art troupes and 38 shows by international art troupes at outdoor stages, theatres, and cultural houses in district and town centers
    Thang Long-Hanoi Football Cup at My Dinh stadium from September 20-24
    Thang Long-Hanoi craft village and street festival at Bach Thao park from September 16-24

  4. Erik van Erne zegt:

    7 oktober 2010 om 07:38 | Permalink

    Netherlands presents new Thang Long-Hanoi Tulip to Hanoi to mark the city’s 1,000th anniversary

    The Netherlands Government on October 5 presented the capital city of Hanoi with a new species of tulip named after Thang Long-Hanoi, as a special gift to mark the city’s 1,000th anniversary.

    At the presentation ceremony, Netherlands Ambassador to Vietnam Joop Scheffers said the new tulip strain was created by Dutch biologists. The tulip has tone values of red and yellow, the two colours of Vietnam’s national flag.

    The ambassador said the gift was a symbol of the fine traditional relations between the Netherlands and Vietnam and the Netherlands would soon transfer the technology to grow this tulip species to Hanoi. On behalf of Hanoi authorities and people, Vice Chairperson of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang affirmed that the gift was significant and precious.

    She said together with the fine cooperation between the countries, the two capital cities – Hanoi and Amsterdam – also enjoyed effective cooperation and exchanges during past years. She took this occasion to present the Dutch Ambassador with two of the latest pictorial books on Thang Long-Hanoi. Source: Look at Vietnam

  5. Erik van Erne zegt:

    13 oktober 2010 om 00:08 | Permalink

    Hanoi flooded with rubbish after its 1000th anniversary

    Roads, pavements, flower gardens, squares, etc. are full of waste left by visitors. Below are pictures taken at the My Dinh square and Nguyen Thai Hoc street on October 10.The Panorama of Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary, See pictures

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