Close-up of seven newly recognized national treasures

VietNamNet Bridge - Seven of 12 newly recognized national treasures exhibited or preserved in Hanoi.



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The MIG-21 jet fighter No 4324, responsible for shooting down 14 US aircraft during the American air war of destruction against North Vietnam. The historic airplane is on display at the Viet Nam Military History Museum in Ha Noi.

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In the war against the US, this aircraft made 69 flights, faced the enemy 22 times, and fired 16 times. The 14 red stars on the plane symbolize the 14 victories of this Mig21 - 4324.

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In 1967 alone, nine pilots of the Vietnam People's Air Force sat in the cockpit, and shot down 14 US aircraft. Eight of the nine pilots were given the honor Hero of the People's Armed Forces.

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The military strategic map entitled "Ho Chi Minh Campaign's Determination" was completed on April 21, 1975. The campaign led to the liberation of southern Vietnam and the country's unification on April 30, 1975. The map can also be found at the Vietnam Military History Museum.

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A collection of 82 stone steles commemorating royal court doctors who passed the royal examination from the 15th to 18th century. The steles, found at Hanoi's Temple of Literature, made it on to UNESCO's list of world documentary heritage in 2010.

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On March 9, 2010 in Macau, China, the Memory World Committee in Asia-Pacific of UNESCO recognized the doctor stone steles under the Post-Le and Mac dynasties in Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Hanoi) as world heritage documentation under the UNESCO world memorial program.

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The 82 laureate steles are the only ones in the world carved with inscriptions with the name of doctoral laureates who passed the examinations from 1442-1779 and statements on the history of each examination and the theories of each dynasty on education and training, and how to use talented people, thus having great impact on contemporary society as well as future generations.

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The Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Thousand-Hand-Thousand-Eye) statue, dating back to the 16th century, can be seen at the Da Xuyen Pagoda in Da Ton Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.

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A set of three Buddhist statues – the Amitabha Buddha, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy, and the Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva representing the power of wisdom. The collection, dating back to the 17th century, is kept in the Thay Pagoda in Sai Son Commune, Quoc Oai District, Hanoi.

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Historian Ha Van Tan confirms in his book on Vietnamese temples that this set of statues is the oldest of its kind in Vietnam.

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Buddhist statues of the Tay Son reign (1788-1802) from the Tay Phuong Pagoda in Thach Xa Commune, Thach That District, Hanoi.

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Tay Phuong Pagoda with the Arhat statues that were the most typical Vietnam sculpture in the 18th century. It is a unique religious work of art representing the post-Le dynasty.

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The Thanh Mai Bell dates back to AD798. It is exhibited at the Hanoi Museum.

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The bell was discovered by farmers of Thanh Mai commune, Thanh Oai district, Hanoi while they were digging a canal at a depth 3.5 m in 1986.

 The remaining five treasures include:

The Huu Chung bronze drum of the Dong Son Civilisation, currently on display at the Hai Duong Provincial Museum.

The Khon Nguyen Chi Duc Chi Bi stele from the 15th century still sits amidst the Lam Kinh historic site in Thanh Hoa Province.

A Thuy Mon Temple stele from 1670, currently housed at the Lang Son Provincial Museum.

 Linga with the Face of Shiva (Ekamukhalinga) is a carved stone of Indian culture that dates back to the 8th century and is housed by the My Son Sanctuary Management Board in Quang Nam Province.

Finely crafted railings from the 7th century, currently kept at the Nam Dinh Provincial Museum. 



T. Van

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