Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition

The Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape is a place of great historic and religious importance in Vietnam. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism together with the National UNESCO Committee has recently prepared a report nominating the inclusion of the Yen Tu Complex in the list of those planned to have world heritage dossiers to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 1Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen Monastery, also known as Lan Pagoda, is located on Yen Tu mountain (Uong Bi city, Quang Ninh). This site was chosen by King Tran Nhan Tong (1258 - 1308) as a place to lead his religious life. (Photo: VNA)
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 2Imperial Temple is one of the most important relics in the Tran Dynasty (1225 - 1400) relic complex in Dong Trieu, Quang Ninh province. The temple was ranked as a national special relic in 2013. (Photo: VNA)
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 3Statue of Buddhist King Tran Nhan Tong, who founded the Vietnamese Truc Lam Zen School, in Ngoa Van pagoda, Dong Trieu town of Quang Ninh province. (Photo: VNA)
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 4Kiep Bac Temple worshipping the national hero Tran Quoc Tuan (1228-1300), also known as the Grand Commander Hung Dao, and his family members. The temple is located in the middle of Rong Mountain’s valley. (Photo: VNA)
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 5Fairy chess board (Ban Co Tien) is a large flat ground on Con Son mountain. (Photo: VNA)
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 6In 1329, Buddhist King Tran Nhan Tong ordered the construction of five towers, which compose the beautiful garden of towers in Ho Thien pagoda now. (Photo: VNA)
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 7Path from Hoa Yen pagoda to Dong pagoda in the Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape. (Photo: VNA)
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 8Thau Ngoc bridge at Con Son pagoda in Con Son - Kiep Bac relic site in Hai Duong province. (Photo: VNA)
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 9Hoa Yen Pagoda in the Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape. (Photo: VNA)
Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition hinh anh 10Nguyen Trai Temple, located in the Con Son - Kiep Bac relic site, was built at the bottom of Ngu Nhac mountain to worship the national hero and world cultural celebrity Nguyen Trai (1380-1442). (Photo: VNA)
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