18th century citadel to be restored in Binh Dinh
Update: Jul 18, 2012
The Hoang De Citadel in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh will be restored to retain its historic and cultural values, the provincial cultural authority has announced.

Located on a 900-sq.m site in An Nhon township, the citadel was built by King Thai Duc in the late 18th century on a foundation dating from the Champa Kingdom. Several stone walls and granite-tiled roads remain intact.

The citadel is the only architecture from the Tay Son dynasty remaining that has further potential for archaeological exploration.

A two-month preliminary excavation has been implemented by archaeologists from the Vietnam Archeology Institute in cooperation with provincial authorities.