The northern province of Nam Dinh is working on dossiers to seek recognition for four local outstanding historical and cultural objects as national treasures.

They include a stone banister and a statue of Buddha Amitabha from the Ly dynasty (1009-1225), a house replica of the Tran dynasty (1226-1400) and a set of censer and candlesticks from the Mac dynasty (1527-1592).

Nam Dinh is home to many precious antiques. In addition to those being preserved and showcased at the provincial museum, collectors from the Thien Truong Antiques Association own thousands of precious items.

The association holds its annual meeting with people in the area on the seventh day of the first lunar month of each year to promote local cultural heritage.