The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked the National Cultural Heritage Council to recognise 13 heritage sites in seven provinces and cities as special national relics.

After being approved by the council, the list will be submitted to the government for consideration.

Five of the Hanoi’s historic sites have made the list: Ngoc Son Temple at Hoan Kiem Lake, Phu Dong Temple in Gia Lam district, two temples dedicated to Hai Ba Trung (Trung sisters) in Phuc Tho and Me Linh districts, and a communal house in Tay Dang, Ba Vi district.-VNA