Ho Citadel Site Museum

The Ho Citadel Site Museum and UNESCO inaugurate “Our Common Heritage: Exploring World Heritage Sites of Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam” on 8 March 2013.

Under the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust project “Revitalising World Heritage Site Museums for a Better Interpretation of Living Heritage Sites in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam”, the Ho Citadel Site Museum inaugurated the sub-regional exhibition dedicated to the interconnections of the World Heritage Sites (Angkor, Preah Vihear, Vat Phou, My Son, Thang Long Citadel and Ho Citadel) on 8 March 2013. The Museum is also hosting related education programmes for the local youth community from June 2013, the information of which can be seen below.

In addition to the general themes developed by UNESCO and regional experts on “Nature and Myth” and “Trade and Exchange”, the Ho Citadel Site Museum has developed their own theme centred on the construction and socio-political history of the Citadel. By examining the construction techniques and the symbolisms of the relics which featured heavily in folk stories and in festivals which are celebrated till this day, the Citadel’s immense importance can be understood. 

The Education Programme “How was the Ho Citadel built?”

The education programme developed by the Ho Citadel Site Museum is launched in June 2013 and ensures community participation by connecting the Museum with schools and families. It introduces the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty, in addition to examining how the Citadel was built, by focusing on the methods, the quarry in which the stones were extracted and the carving of vestiges, thereby providing a framework for the participants to fully comprehend the magnitude of the Site in national and regional history. 

Practical Information

Vinh Loc District, Thanh Hoa Province 

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