Don Cao Dong Trieu (Dong Trieu military post) and An Bien Temple in Dong Trieu town, the Northern province of Quang Ninh were recognised as national relic sites at a ceremony held in the locality on June 4.
The event was organised to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Fourth Revolutionary Base-Tran Hung Dao base or Dong Trieu Base (June 8, 1945).
At the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Dang Thi Bich Lien noted the historic values of the two relic sites.
An Bien Temple was built to commemorate General Le Chan, a native Dong Trieu woman, who contributed to the two Trung sisters (Hai Ba Trung)’ uprising against Han Chinese invaders in 40 B.C.
Meanwhile, Dong Trieu Base was important in the period before the August Revolution.
Some of Don Cao Dong Trieu has been destroyed. The remainders include houses of French soldiers, prisons, blockhouse systems and tunnels.
Dong Trieu has huge potential to develop cultural and spiritual tourism, the deputy minister stressed, adding that Dong Trieu town and Quang Ninh province need to improve communication works to raise public awareness of protecting historical relic sites so the sites can become tourist attractions./.