An exhibition featuring the Thang Long imperial citadel through the Nguyen dynasty’s woodblocks was held at the relic site in Hanoi on November 23 as part of activities to mark the Vietnamese Heritage Day.
Sixty versions of the woodblocks, documents and images tell about the architecture and building process of the Thang Long imperial citadel.
This is the first exhibition combining the Nguyen dynasty’s woodblocks, which are the world-recognized documentary heritage, and historical documents relating to the ancient citadel.
Visitors look at a woodblock on show at the exhibition.
The documents give visitors an overview of the construction and architectural changes of the citadel’s central area from the seventh to the nineteenth century.
These documents also reassert the values in terms of architecture, construction techniques, and urban planning of the Thang Long imperial citadel as the centre of power of Vietnam during over 1,000 years.
They will also play a role in restoring and preserving the site.
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