Foreign experts to visit Vietnam's 'great wall'

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Following EU ambassadors, a group of English and French experts from April 27 to May 8 will study a 200-kilometer rampart, a type of defensive wall, which dates back over five centuries in central Vietnam.

According to the authorities of Quang Ngai Province, where the rampart is located, the foreign researchers will give expert advice on how to promote the archaeological site, known as Vietnam's "great wall," for the socioeconomic development in the province.

At the visit and international workshop last month, EU ambassadors said that the national relic is a unique architectural monument not only of Vietnam but also of the world.

French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean Francois Girault was quoted as saying by the news website Vietnamnet, "In the world, there are walls to separate communities but the Truong Luy Wall in Quang Ngai gives us a new look at mutual-assistance between different communities."

The Vietnamnet reports added that the province authorities would proposed to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism that the site be recognized as a special national historical and cultural relic.

The rampart, as the longest wall in Southeast Asia, runs from Quang Ngai province's nine districts to Binh Dinh Province.

It is five meters high and was built together by the Viet people (or Kinh people), and the province's native H're people as well as soldiers for military and trade purposes.

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