The Lam Kinh historical site in the central province of Thanh Hoa received a certificate recognising it as a special national relic at a ceremony on September 26.

The Lam Kinh relic site worships national hero Le Loi who led the Lam Son uprising to fight the Chinese Ming invaders in the 15 th century and became the first King of the late Le dynasty (1427-1789) with the title of Le Thai To in 1428. The site also honours other Kings of the Le dynasty and Le Lai, who rendered an outstanding merit to the nation at the time.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan said the recognition reflects today generations’ tribute to the predecessors who dedicated their lives to national independence.

It is also a vivid manifestation of the Party and State’s policy of preserving and upholding values of national cultural heritages, in particular the Lam Kinh site, the Government leader noted.

He said he believes Thanh Hoa will stand united and raise public awareness of conserving cultural heritages while developing local tourism with a view to popularising its images both at home and abroad.

The Deputy PM also took the occasion to call for more investment in socio-economic and cultural development in the locality.

In the province, the Lam King festival which aims to commemorate the 595 th anniversary of the Lam Son uprising, 585 years since King Le Thai To was enthroned and his 580 th death anniversary is underway. It will last until September 27.-VNA