8 Iconic Buildings to explore in Vietnam
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Cổ Loa Citadel is an important fortified settlement and archaeological site in present-day Hanoi's Dong Anh district, about 16 kilometers northeast of Hanoi city center. Various relics of the Bronze Age Phung Nguyen culture and Dong Son culture have been found in Cổ Loa, although it was later established as the capital of Âu Lạc Kingdom during the 3rd century BC. The name "Cổ Loa" is derived from the Sino-Vietnamese, meaning "old spiral", reflecting its multi-layered structure of earthworks, mo
The residence of King Meo, also known as Nha Vuong is located in a valley in Sa Phin commune, Dong Van district, Ha Giang. The entire mansion of King Meo has an area of nearly 3,000 m2, which was started in 1898 and completed in 9 years later in 1907. The construction process costs 15 lakh dong, equivalent to 150 billion dongs. copper today. The mansion was classified as a national monument by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 23, 1993.
Đình Bảng communal hall is one of the largest and finest village communal houses in Vietnam. It is located in Đình Bảng village, Từ Sơn district, in Bắc Ninh Province of the Red River Delta, 17 km from the nation's capital, Hanoi. The construction started in 1700 and was completed 36 years later. Đình Bảng communal house is used for the worshiping of Cao Sơn Đại vương (Mountain spirit), Thủy Bá Đại vương (Water spirit), and Bạch Lệ Đại vương (God of agriculture).
This is one of the most beautiful communal houses in Doai, folk saying "Beautiful communal house - To Dinh family". The communal house was built in 1673 to worship Tam Vuong Dai Vuong, a general of Dinh dynasty who helped the Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang - Dinh Bo Linh to defeat 12 warlords . Dinh So is an architectural work that has been classified as a special national monument of Vietnam.