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Tran Dynasty historical relics recognised as special national relic

Update: Sep 15, 2014

Quang Ninh province held a ceremony on September 13 to receive the Prime Minister’s certificate recognising Tran Dynastry historical relics as a Special National Relic.

The ceremony took place at An Sinh temple in Dong Trieu district and was attended by former Presidents Tran Duc Luong, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh and leaders of central and local departments, agencies and branches and a large number of local people and visitors.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy PM Minh stressed that Tran Dynasty historical relics in Dong Trieu district have many outstanding cultural and historical values.

Dong Trieu is the place where there are relics of specific pagodas and temples over Ly-Tran-Le dynasties with great contribution to the establishment and development of Vietnamese Buddhism. The ancestor worshipping temple in Dong Trieu district preserves the most influence of the Tran Dynasty. The district is also the location of the most tombs of kings and queens of the 14th century Tran Dynasty.

The Deputy PM suggested local authorities increase the efficiency of projects, aiming to preserve and promote historical values of the historical relics, and make the historical site become an attractive spiritual and cultural tourism destination on the world tourism map.

On the occasion, Dong Trieu city has been recognised as a fourth-class city under Quang Ninh province.