Ancient citadel to be renovated for 32 million USD

(VOVWORLD) - More than 32.7 million USD will be spent to renovate the Ho Citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa in the next four years,  VnExpress cited provincial authorities.
Ancient citadel to be renovated for 32 million USD - ảnh 1A stonewall of the Ho Dynasty Citadel in Thanh Hoa is damaged. (Photo: VnExpress/Le Hoang)

Components chosen for restoration and renovation include a 9,000-square-meter archaeological exhibition site, a trench spanning 1,000 meters, internal traffic routes and other infrastructure.

Built in 1397 by the Ho Dynasty as the capital of Dai Ngu, the country’s name from 1400 to 1407, the citadel served as a military stronghold and became a symbol of patriotism and national pride.

It is unique for its construction technique, which involved the use of large blocks of stone weighing 10-26 tons that were carefully shaped, interlocked and raised up by around 10 meters.

In 2011, the citadel was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage.

Part of the wall of the citadel has been significantly due to storms and heavy rain.