Update: 10:03 | 27/12/2018
The Prime Minister has signed a decision to designate 22 valuable items as “national treasures”, the seventh batch earning recognition this year.
Here's the rundown of the newly recognized treasures:
Golden lotus-flower-shaped box at Ngoa Van Pagoda on Yen Tu Mountain recognized as a national treasure.
1. Dau Ram pottery jar dated to the late Phung Nguyen period (3,400-3,000 years ago) and now preserved at Quang Ninh Museum, Quang Ninh province.
2. A collection of Long Thanh terra-cotta pots dated to more than 3,300 years ago and housed by Quang Ngai Museum, Quang Ngai province.
3. Statue of Champa monk in Phu Hung relic site dated to between 9th-10th century.
4. Pha Long bronze drum, dating back to the Dong Son culture 2,500-2,000 years ago, kept at Lao Cai Museum.
5. Wooden burial jar with
6. Nhon Thanh Buddha statue dated at between 4th-6th century in Can Tho city
7. Nhon Thanh pottery jar dated at
8. A set of stone Linga-Yoni dated at 5th-6th century housed by An Giang Museum
10. Vung Liem Vishnu God statue dated to
11. Son Tho-Tra Vinh Buddha statue dated to
12. Duong Le Uma statue dated to
14. Thousand-Hand and Thousand-Eye Guanyin statue dated to 19th century, preserved at Me So Pagoda, Van Giang district, Hung Yen province.
15. Dong Duong altar objects dated to 9th-10th century, kept at
16. Golden lotus-flower-shaped box at Ngoa Van Pagoda on Yen Tu Mountain, dated to
18. Glazed ceramic tower at Tro Pagoda dated at
19. Seal of Tuan
20. Golden book “De he
21. Mould of bond with par value of 5 VND dated at 1947, preserved at Ho Chi Minh City Museum
The new recognition has raised the number of national treasures to 164.