Centuries-old sunken ship in Dung Quat to be excavated

The Trang Trinh Temple in the northern port city of Hai Phong has been recognised as a Special National Heritage. During a ceremony welcoming the title on January 7, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc handed over the government’s certificate of recognition to the city officials. The event, taking place at the site in Ly Hoc commune, Vinh Bao district – the hometown of Nguyen Binh Khiem, known as Trang Trinh, also aims to commemorate his 430 th death anniversary (1491 – 1585). Addressing the event, the Deputy PM highlighted the contributions Trang Trinh made during his life and career to the nation’s development and its literature in the 16 th century. He urged the city to preserve and uphold the cultural values and legacy of Nguyen Binh Khiem, thus contributing to the local social-economic and tourism development. Nguyen Binh Khiem (1491 - 1585) was an expert in physiognomy and astrology. He was worshipped as Vietnam’s greatest "prophet" because of a series of his prophecies on posterity. Nguyen Binh Khiem is also known as the "Trang Trinh Prophesier". On the occasion, the city Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched a tour featuring local famous landscapes. Vietnam has so far had 34 special heritages with the recently-approved 11 ones, including architectural and archeological heritage of Co Loa (Hanoi), historical and architectural site of the Tran Dynasty’s temple and Pho Minh pagoda (Nam Dinh province), historical site to mark Bach Dang victory in 1288 (Uong Bi, Quang Ninh province), Yen Tu…... [read more]

The Trang Trinh Temple in the northern port city of Haiphong has been recognised as a Special National Heritage. During a ceremony welcoming the title on January 7, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc handed over the government’s certificate of recognition to the city officials. The event, taking place at the site in Ly Hoc commune, Vinh Bao district – the hometown of Nguyen Binh Khiem, known as Trang Trinh, also aims to commemorate his 430 th death anniversary (1491 – 1585). Addressing the event, the Deputy PM highlighted the contributions Trang Trinh made during his life and career to the nation’s development and its literature in the 16th century. He urged the city to preserve and uphold the cultural values and legacy of Nguyen Binh Khiem, thus contributing to the local social-economic and tourism development. Nguyen Binh Khiem (1491 - 1585) was an expert in physiognomy and astrology. He was worshipped as Vietnam’s greatest "prophet" because of a series of his prophecies on posterity. Nguyen Binh Khiem is also known as the "Trang Trinh Prophesier". On the occasion, the city Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched a tour featuring local famous landscapes. Vietnam has so far had 34 special heritages with the recently-approved 11 ones, including architectural and archeological heritage of Co Loa (Hanoi), historical and architectural site of the Tran Dynasty’s temple and Pho Minh pagoda (Nam Dinh province), historical site to mark Bach Dang victory in 1288 (Uong Bi, Quang Ninh province), Yen Tu historical site…... [read more]

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VietNamNet Bridge - The Silk Road on the sea exists with the contribution of all coastal countries. The honor of the Road must be based on respect for international law, respect for the independence and sovereignty of related countries, for the sake of peace and stronger friendship between peoples, and should not be mixed with any self-interested purposes. Preah Vihear Temple but the proposal was rejected due to a dispute with Thailand, and partly because Thailand objected to this proposal. A year later, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand supported Cambodia's proposal, on June 7, 2008. The World Heritage Committee met in Canada and recognized the Preah Vihear Temple as a world heritage. This decision was made based on the judgment of the International Court of Justice in 1962 recognizing the sovereignty of Cambodia over Preah Vihear Temple. World History records the Silk Road starting from Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing (China) through Mongolia, India, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Greece, around the Mediterranean and reaching to Europe. The road also goes to South Korea and Japan. It has a length of about 4,000 miles, or 6,437 kilometers. During the Ming Dynasty, the Silk Road was controlled by the dynasty, which imposed such high taxes on goods transported on the road that merchants had to seek a sea route. With the seaborne trade development (formation of the Silk Road on the sea), Guangzhou was seen as the start of the Silk Road on the sea. This routes extends from the port…... [read more]

Con Son-Kiep Bac historical complex in the northern province of Hai Duong has been recognised as a Special National Heritage and a ceremony to welcome the title was held at the site on Oct. 1. A wide range of ceremonial, cultural and sporting activities was also launched in the province on Oct. 1 to celebrate the recognition and herald the Con Son - Kiep Bac Autumn Festival 2012. The highlight of the festival was the commemoration of the 712 th anniversary of the death of national hero General Tran Hung Dao, as well as 570 th anniversary of the death of Nguyen Trai, who was awarded the title "Great Man of Culture of the World" by UNESCO in 1980. Spanning a total area of 8ha in Chi Linh, Con Son-Kiep Bac historical site is entwined with the lives and causes of Gen Tran Hung Dao and Nguyen Trai. The site used to be a defence line built by the general at the end of the 13 th century to protect the Thang Long Imperial Citadel. It witnessed important battles between the Tran dynasty's Vietnamese soldiers and the Yuan-Mongol invaders from the north. Con Son site, surrounded by pine trees, marked the pure and upright life of Nguyen Trai (1380-1442), one of Vietnam 's most famous poets and writers. Born in Con Son, he often mentioned the site in his poems and stories, and returned there for a year in 1437. The main pagoda at the site was built to commemorate…... [read more]

Several days after the discovery of an antique-carrying ship off central Quang Ngai province’s Binh Chau commune, local divers are scrambling for their share of the precious cargo, while the local government, police and border guard forces struggle to keep the situation in check. Several days after the discovery of an antique-carrying ship off central Quang Ngai province’s Binh Chau commune, local divers are scrambling for their share of the precious cargo, while the local government, police and border guard forces struggle to keep the situation in check. The ship, the location of which has not been officially confirmed, is the second antique ship to be discovered by local fishermen off Chau Thuan Bien Binh Son district. Just like after the discovery of the first ship, local villagers and fishermen have rushed to the site to dive for antiques. Some 4 km from the ship site, dozens of small boats are gathered. As the ancient ship is believed to be located only 20m from the shore at a depth of 2m, amateur divers don’t need to use scuba gear. All they need to do is jump into the ocean with a breathing hose to begin retrieving antiques. The area is thus bustling with diving activities and commotion. According to Nguyen Thanh Hung, deputy chair of Binh Chau Commune People’s Committee, the local government has advised locals against diving for antiques without a permit, and urged them to leave the site while asking Doan Anh Duong, a professional antique excavator, to…... [read more]

VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi (R) shakes hands with Montsame General Director Ganchimeg Badamdorj (Photo: VNA) Hanoi​ (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Montsame News Agency of Mongolia signed a new cooperation agreement on August 15 to tighten their profession links in the digital era. Accordingly, the two agencies will maintain the exchange of text news and photos with captions in English and increase the sharing of news videos, especially documentaries on the land and people of Vietnam and Mongolia and investment and business opportunities in each nation. They pledged to maintain annual exchanges of reporters and continue to support each other at regional and international press forums participated by both sides, particularly within the framework of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA). Speaking at the talks in Hanoi, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi noted the agencies’ implementation of the 2001 protocol on specialised cooperation, which, as he said, has yet tapped bilateral cooperation potential, urging the two sides to strengthen their ties in the time ahead. Regarding APEC Vietnam 2017, he said the VNA is ready to provide information about this event for Montsame, and it hopes that the Mongolian news agency will step up the promotion of this event on its communication channels. Congratulating the VNA on its recent achievements, Montsame General Director Ganchimeg Badamdorj also expressed her wish to reinforce cooperation between the two sides. Both general directors shared the view that the …... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Montsame News Agency of Mongolia signed a new cooperation agreement on August 15 to tighten their professional links in the digital era. Accordingly, the two agencies will maintain the exchange of text news and photos with captions in English and increase the sharing of news videos, especially documentaries concerning the land and people of Vietnam and Mongolia. The documentaries will also include information on investment and business opportunities in each nation. They pledged to maintain annual exchanges of reporters and also committed to continue supporting each other at regional and international press forums, particularly within the framework of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA). Speaking at the talks in Hanoi, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi noted the agencies’ implementation of the 2001 protocol on specialised cooperation, which, as he stated, has yet to tap into the bilateral cooperation potential, urging the two sides to strengthen their ties in the time ahead. Regarding APEC Vietnam 2017, he commented that the VNA is ready to provide information about this event for Montsame, and it hopes that the Mongolian news agency will step up the promotion of this event on its communication channels. Congratulating the VNA on its recent achievements, Montsame General Director Ganchimeg Badamdorj also expressed her wish to reinforce the cooperation between the two sides. Both general directors shared the view that the VNA and Montsame need to boost exchanging information about their countries’ economy,…... [read more]

Torrential rains flooded some northern cities and provinces yesterday, affecting people’s lives and causing traffic chaos. Torrential rains destroyed a road in Ba Chẽ District of the north eastern province of Quảng Ninh.- VNA/VNS Photo Văn Đức In Quảng Ninh Province’s Hạ Long City, rains flooded main streets and caused the death of a 12-year-old school girl. The victim was among three school girls of Lý Tự Trọng Junior Highschool who were swept away by floods on their way home. Two others were rescued. Rains also submerged hundreds of households in mountainous district of Ba Chẽ’s Lương Mông, Minh Cầm and Đạp Thanh communes. Hundreds more households in Cẩm Phả City’s Mông Dương Ward were also flooded and covered with dirt and mud. Rain also caused traffic chaos and congestion in Điện Biên Province’s Điện Biên Phủ City. Hundreds of motorbikes and electric bikes were damaged by the floods. Heavy rains are forecast for northern Việt Nam in the next few days, and localities are being urged to prepare for possible floods and landslides. In a notice sent to local authorities, ministries and relevant agencies, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said rainstorms are expected from August 13 to 16, especially in mountainous provinces.  According to the Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre, rainfall is expected to range between 150-250mm in the region with some areas even experiencing rainfall of…... [read more]




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