Vietnam has recognised a number of valuable items as national treasures after the Prime Minister approved a list of 30 individual and groups of objects representing historic regions and eras in the nation's past.

The treasures include antiques from the Dong Son Culture (700-100 BC) such as the bronze drums Ngoc Lu and Hoang Ha, and artefacts from the Tran dynasty (1226-1400).

They are currently kept at the National History Museum of Vietnam. Various historic documents have also been declared treasures, with several writings of the late President Ho Chi Minh making the list, including Duong Cach Menh (Revolutionary Road), Nhat Ky Trong Tu (Diary in Prison), a draft of The Call to All People to Join Resistance War and the original manuscript of his Testament made public in September 1969.

Some weapons deployed by the Vietnam People's Army have also been listed, including an anti-aircraft gun used during the Dien Bien Phu battle in 1954 and two of the tanks that entered the Independence Palace in Sai Gon on April 30, 1975. Before being submitted to the Government for approval in July, the objects underwent a strict qualifying round judged by the National Culture Heritage Council. /.