Co Loa to seek UNESCO cultural heritage status

The Centre for Preservation of Co Loa Relics, Thang Long Ancient Citadel has asked for permission to conduct research and compile a dossier for the Co Loa citadel to seek world cultural heritage status.

The Co Loa ancient citadel is located in the suburbs of Hanoi, about 20 kilometres from the centre of the city.

Covering nearly 500ha, it is a place to worship King An Duong Vuong and Princess My Chau with the magic crossbow legend that has been woven into the anti-foreign aggression history of the Vietnamese people.
The citadel and its remains are a significant cultural heritage of the Viet people.

Many archaeological sites have been discovered there, reflecting the continuous development of the nation in many periods, especially the Dong Son culture of the Bronze Age.