Co Loa Citadel- Hanoi, Vietnam

ARCH 2141: Architectural History I - Ancient through the Renaissance- Temple University

Professor Stephen Anderson, RA, M M Arch, MS, ABD

We were prompted to conduct research on a building/monument that

was constructed between Ancient times and the Renaissance era. I

chose to write about the Co Loa Citadel because not many Vietnamese

architectures are well-known, and I see that as a challenge. Based 

on the information I found, it was considered the oldest citadel in

Vietnam. It has a legend about a king who constructed the citadel to

protect himself from invaders by using a magic crossbow from the

golden turtle.

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The Magic Crossbow