Phu Yen inaugurates An Tho ancient citadel

The inauguration of An Tho ancient citadel was held in the An Dan Commune of Tuy An District in the Southern coastal province of Phu Yen on March 31.

    An Tho ancient citadel in Phu Yen Province.

Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan, Truong Tan Sang, standing member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat and former President Tran Duc Luong joined the event.

The inauguration of the historical site is part of the National Tourism Year 2011, which takes place in the southern central coastal provinces of Phu Yen, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Da Nang city.

The An Tho Citadel, built during the period 1832 - 1836 became the administrative center of Phu Yen’s feudal authorities.

The restoration of this national historical and cultural site began in 2009 at a cost of about VND12billion (US$545,000).

By H.Trong – Translated by Kim Khanh

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