Earlier this month I was invited by the government of Quang Ngai Province to attend the inauguration ceremony of The Long Wall of Quang Ngai to become a National Heritage Monument. This included a seminar on 6-7 May about the development of the Long Wall for tourism, followed by the actual ceremony on 8 May. Below are photos from the event.
Here I am at a 500-year-old fort near the wall.
Local Hre ethnic minority members, invited to the ceremony and holding the National Heritage certificate.
The National Flag, adding some, perspective, to the event.
Exaltation of the National Heritage certificate.
Drummers imitating the ethnic Hre musical style.
Christopher Young from English Heritage making recommendations on preservation of the wall, based on his experience with Hadrian's Wall in the UK.
Again you can just barely see me seated in the middle left. These two photos above come from the local newspapers.
For more, check out other entries on this blog for Quang Ngai, as well as the new website for the Long Wall at www.longwallofquangngai.com.