Hanoi (VNA) – An evening tour named “Decoding the
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long” is scheduled to be launched later this year,
promising unique experience for visitors to the world heritage site in Hanoi.

According to the Thang Long – Hanoi Heritage
Conservation Centre, travellers will begin their tour at Doan Mon (Main Gate),
the entrance to Cam thanh (Forbidden area) – the king’s residence, and learn about
the site’s history, architecture and functions there.

They will later enjoy an old dance right on the
glass covering the archaeological excavation area and gain an insight into this
dig, which contains vestiges of the Ly, Tran, and Le dynasties, via tour
guides’ introduction.

After visiting the exhibition hall of rare
antiquities with some dating back over 1,000 years, tourists can take part in a
game in which they have to identify typical objects of feudal dynasties in the
past.

In this tour, they will have a chance to visit
Tunnel T1, which served as the combat command headquarters of the General Staff
of the Vietnam People’s Army during the resistance war against the US, in the
citadel.

At Kinh Thien Palace, travellers can offer
incense to King Ly Thai To, who moved the country’s capital from Hoa Lu in Ninh
Binh province to Dai La which he renamed Thang Long 1,010 years ago, as well as
other kings contributing to the capital’s development.

The last destination of this trip is the
archaeological site at No. 18 Hoang Dieu street, where visitors will experience
a laser light show of outstanding antiquities of the Thang Long Imperial
Citadel.

The evening tour, organised by the Thang Long –
Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre and the Hanoitourist travel company, is
hoped to become a unique tourism product for the city in the time ahead./.

VNA

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