House No.48 Hang Ngang is recognised as a National Special Relic Site. (Photo: infonet.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - House No 48 on Hang Ngang Street in Hanoi, where President Ho Chi Minh wrote the Declaration of Independence that gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945, has been listed among the nation’s special historical and cultural sites.

The house, owned by Trinh Van Bo, is situated in the Old Quarter. It was President Ho’s temporary residence on his return from Viet Bac to Hanoi in the first days after the 1945 Revolution in August.

The President stayed and worked at this house from August 25 to early September 1945. Along with the Standing Committee of the Party’s Central Committee, the President laid down many important policies on internal and external affairs, and nominated members to the new government.

Documents and original items related to the President’s life and work have been kept at the house.

The house was recognised by the Ministry of Culture on April 29, 1979, for its cultural and historic value.

Open to visitors from Monday to Friday, House No 48 on Hang Ngang Street is among 14 sites recognised as National Special Relic Sites by the National Council for Cultural Heritage this year.

So far, some 48 sites from all over the country have been recognised as National Special Relic Sites.-VNA