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Citadel of The Ho Dynasty

Vinh Loc District, Thanh Hoa

Citadel of The Ho Dynasty is 60 km from the Cuc Phuong national park, which is the same distance to Thanh Hoa city. 

What you see here can be an empty place, old stone walls built by giant square stones and paddy rice field spreading in the inner of the citadel, but all these remains represent how an imperial city in south-east Asian looks like in the late 14th century.

How was Citadel of The Ho Dynasty built?

It is still unknown how the tones fit together without mortal. 

You may spend up to 30 minutes for the walk around Citadel's walls, at the west gate you can climp up to the wall and take a short walk on the walls. 

By the time you arrive, you may want to fill your stomach with black glutinous rice cake (Banh Gai) it is kinda a specialty - truly authentic local food. After peeling off the cake, the black sticky is chewy and sweet which comes from the ramie leaf and sticky rice and prinkled with white sesame seeds on the surface and it has banana scents.

 How to get to the Citadel of The Ho Dynasty

 By Bus No. 14: Sam Sơn – Thanh Hoa city – Citadel of The Ho Dynasty 

 By Bus No. 08: Hong Duc university - Vinh Loc - Kim Tan  

Quick facts:

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 27, 2011

The Citadel's walls were built in just three months (further research is needed to validate this information) 

The citadel is well protected by mountains and rivers based on Feng Shui Principle - Buoi and Ma rivers, Don Son and Tuong Son mountain.

Citadel of The Ho Dynasty's Map

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  • Vinh Loc District, Thanh Hoa