The Center for Preservation of Cổ Loa Relics – Thăng Long Ancient Citadel has asked for permission to conduct research and compile a dossier for the Cổ Loa Citadel to seek world cultural heritage status.
The Cổ Loa Ancient Citadel is located in the suburbs of Hanoi, about 20 kilometers from the centre of the city.
Covering nearly 500ha, it is a place to worship King An Dương Vương and Princess Mỵ Chau with the magic crossbow legend that has been woven into the anti-foreign aggression history of the Vietnamese people.
The citadel and its remains are a significant cultural heritage of the Viet people.
Many archaeological sites have been discovered there, reflecting the continuous development of the nation in many periods, especially the Đông Sơn culture of the Bronze Age.