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IMPERIAL CITADEL OF THANG LONG, Vietnam: was originally built on the remains of a Chinese fortress to mark the independence of the state of Dai Viet. It was the centre of regional political power for almost 13 centuries without interruption. The buildings reflect a unique South-East Asian culture at the crossroads between China in the north & the ancient Kingdom of Champa in the south. Built in 1812, the Flag Tower of Hanoi, unlike many other structures, was spared during French colonial…