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Vietnam adds 14 sites to special national relic list

Vietnam adds 14 sites to special national relic list

Thursday, January 08, 2015, 10:50 GMT+7

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has signed a decision to recognize another 14 structures as special national relics.

The new batch of special relics includes seven historical relics, four historical-architectural sites, two architectural structures, and one archeological vestige, Vietnamplus – an affiliate of the Vietnam News Agency – reported Tuesday.

Special national relics are of immense cultural value and are typical of the country’s identity.

The selection of such relics was made by the Prime Minister based on the relics which have earned national recognition by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

Three relics in Hanoi received the special title, the highest number this time.

They include Soc Temple in Soc Son District; Tay Phuong Pagoda in Thach That District; and Thay Pagoda and the Sai Son, Hoang Xa and Phuong Cach mountainous areas in Quoc Oai District.

Other relics earning the title include the mausoleums and shrines to the Kings of the Ly and Tran Dynasties in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Thai Binh; Son La Prison in the northern province of Son La; Phat Tich Pagoda in Bac Ninh; Vinh Moc Tunnel and Vinh Linh Tunnel Village in the central province of Quang Tri; the Cat Tien archeological site in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong; and Rach Gam-Xoai Mut Victory Relic in the southern province of Tien Giang.

The new batch has raised the current total number of special national relics to 62.

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