Update: 17:51 | 03/01/2019
An additional 22 artefacts have been recognized as national treasures under a recent decision by the Prime Minister, raising the total number of national treasures to 164.
The oldest treasure in this group is a ceramic jar of the late Phung Nguyen Culture that dates back to between 3,000 and 3,400 years ago and is currently kept at the Quang Ninh Museum.
The thousand-armed and thousand-eyed Avalokitesvara statue at the Me So Temple.
Other treasures dated at over 2,000 years old are a collection of potteries made of baked clay unearthed in Quang Ngai province, a bronze drum in Lao Cai province and a wooden jar-shaped coffin with a bronze drum as its cover in Binh Duong province.
One of the most elaborate treasures recognized this time is a thousand-armed and thousand-eyed Avalokitesvara statue at the Me So Temple in northern Hung Yen province.
It was carved from jackfruit wood in the late 18th century and early 19 century, with a total height of 2.8
The Me So Temple statue is considered one of the three masterpieces of thousand-armed and thousand-eyed Avalokitesvara statues in Vietnam, with the other two at the But Thap and Dao Xuyen Temples.
Another notable treasure is a lotus-shaped golden round box with intricate designs discovered by a monk while on his way to the Ngoa Van Temple in Quang Ninh province.
It was determined to be created in the Tran Dynasty (13th-14 centuries) and presumed to be an imperial utensil. Researchers said the discovery of gold items belonging to