Citadel of the Ho Dynasty



CountryViet Nam
UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
CoordinatesN20 4 41 E105 36 17
Inscription Date2011
Property (ha)156
Buffer Zone (ha)5,079
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number1358
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1358
DescriptionThe 14th -century Ho Dynasty citadel, built according to the feng shui principles, testifies to the flowering of neo-Confucianism in late 14th century Viet Nam and its spread to other parts of east Asia. According to these principles it was sited in a landscape of great scenic beauty on an axis joining the Tuong Son and Don Son mountains in a plain between the Ma and Buoi rivers. The citadel buildings represent an outstanding example of a new style of south-east Asian imperial city.
StatusWorld Heritage Site