Vietnam - Citadel of the Ho Dynasty

"The 14th -century Ho Dynasty citadel, built according to the feng shui principles, testifies to the flowering of neo-Confucianism in late 14th century Viet Nam and its spread to other parts of east Asia. According to these principles it was sited in a landscape of great scenic beauty on an axis joining the Tuong Son and Don Son mountains in a plain between the Ma and Buoi rivers. The citadel buildings represent an outstanding example of a new style of south-east Asian imperial city." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Pipal-leave shape fixed on the roof tile of Ho period of 14th-15th centuries. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mailed using Year of Rooster stamp. Thanks to Vuong Phan of Vietnam.





Postcard 2
A great photograph card of the gate walls of this Ho Dynasty site. The card was bought at a souvenir shop at the site - hopefully tourist postcards will be available one day soon. Thanks so much to Johnson of Hong Kong who visited this newest UNESCO World Heritage site of Vietnam.


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