archaeology
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Famed Óc Eo culture set for preservation

Việt Nam will submit a summary report on the Óc Eo - Ba Thê archaeological site to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre requesting its inclusion on the tentative list of World Heritage Profiles. 

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Time stands still in ancient Cự Đà Village

About 20km from Hà Nội to the southwest, Cự Đà Village is a unique cultural space with many ancient houses still well preserved with their original architecture intact. The village in the outskirt district of Thanh Oai also has a reputation for making vermicelli and traditional soy sauce.

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Lý Sơn Islands look for future ‘green’ growth

Lý Sơn Islands, 30km off the coast of Quảng Ngãi Province, should be transformed into a ‘green’ pearl in the ocean, a low carbon site, an international Geo-Park with vestiges of ancient volcanoes and a rich fishing culture. 

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Ancient Palace in need of urgent restoration

The restoration of Kính Thiên Palace, the most significant structure of the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long, should be accelerated no matter what the cost, according to  Associate Professor Nguyễn Quang Ngọc,  Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences.

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Bãi Cọi, a meeting place of civilisations

A unique exhibition in downtown Hà Nội is featuring Bãi Cọi in the central province of Hà Tĩnh, a special archaeological site bearing the characteristics of the Đông Sơn (800BC-200BC) and Sa Huỳnh (1,000BC-200) civilisations.