Royal Citadel to be Transformed Into Open Museum
Published: 04/29/2012 by ptg
The Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi will be preserved as an outdoor museum. This is based on a government decision of which parts of the historical structure were excavated recently.
The new museum will be located at 18 Hoang Dieu Street. This is an excavation site area. Agencies are being tapped and consulted by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to work on the new establishment. Dung wants to make sure that the new design will be “in harmony” with the surrounding architecture, including the Parliament House.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences are two such agencies given out the task of conducting research on the restoration conducted at the area. The former is given the function of submitting a plan to build the relic area as an open museum, and limiting the construction of new overground buildings.
The Ministry of Construction will be carrying out the responsibility of coordinating with the ministry to work on an underground street project which will run through Hoang Dieu Street and 18 Hoang Dieu. Part of the citadel will be included in this particular construction.
The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences in the meantime, after conducting nine years of excavation work on the area, has recently and finally handed over areas A and B of 18 Hoang Dieu Street to the city government.
Thang Long Royal Citadel was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 2010 by UNESCO.