Twelve archaeological, historical and architectural relics around the country have been recognised as national relic sites by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The list consists of three archaeological, seven historical and two architectural relics, located in 10 provinces: Son La, Thai Nguyen, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien–Hue, Quang Nam, An Giang, Binh Phuoc, Long An and Khanh Hoa.
Three archaeological relics named are the Loi Citadel in Thuy Xuan and Thuy Bieu wards, Hue City, Thua Thien–Hue province; Hoa Diem relic in Cam Thinh Dong commune, Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province; and Khe Ho ancient rock ground in Hang Chu commune, Bac Yen district, Son La province.
The seven historical sites comprise three in Thai Nguyen, including the complex of Muc Temple and Huong Ap pagoda in Pho Yen district; the relic where the Brigade 308 — the first ground brigade of the Vietnam People’s Army — formed in Phu Luong district; and the former agency of General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army in Tham Tang hill, Dinh Bien commune, Dinh Hoa district.
Four others are situated in Long An, Nghe An, Quang Nam and Binh Phuoc provinces with Tan Xuan communal house, Ho Hung Dat temple and the memorials dedicated to the Ha Lam–Cho Duoc struggle and Dong Xoai victory, respectively.
Meanwhile, the two architectural sites are Ky Anh ancient rock rampart in Ky Lac commune, Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province and Binh My communal house in Chau Phu district, An Giang province.
The recognition is expected to raise public awareness of preserving and promoting the value of archaeological, historical and architectural relic sites in the country.