Vietnam Social Sciences, S. 2 (2014)

Cỡ chữ:  Nhỏ  Vừa  Lớn

THE SCHEME AND STRUCTURE OF CO LOA, HOA LU AND THANG LONG ANCIENT ROYAL CAPITALS

LAI VAN TOI

Tóm tắt


    Co Loa, Hoa Lu, and Thang Long used to be the imperial cities of many dynasties. From the perspective of planning and structure, they took thorough advantages of the natural conditions to set up uninterrupted fort-rings of advantageous battle-lines for defense and attack by both land and river. They did not stickle much for the balanced shape by appearance, but they were based on important and advantageous features. All those imperial cities have fort-rings that follow the "three-fort model", including outer Wall, Royal City, and Forbidden City; each fort-ring undertakes particular functions with an appropriate layout in order to get the best protection for the king, royal families and the court. It is especially valuable that all these three ancient imperial cities left to us a lot of cultural - historic vestiges, which are full of vitality for now and future.


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Vietnam Social Sciences, ISSN: 1013-4328