Two stelae named national treasures

15:08 | 08/03/2018
A stone stele created during the reign of King Le Thai To (1428-33) in the northwest mountainous border province of Lai Chau has been recognised as a national treasure and the memorial site for the king has been listed as a national historical site.  
two stelae named national treasures
A stone stele created during the reign of King Le Thai To (1428-1433) in the northwest mountainous border province of Lai Chau has been recognised as a national treasure. It used to serve as a warning to rebels in the country.

A ceremony to announce the recognition was recently held in Nam Nhun District of the province.

King Le Thai To, real name Le Loi, was the founder of the Later Le dynasty (1428-1788). In 1431, the king ordered the creation of the stele on a cliff at the Da River’s north side at the foot of Pu Huoi Cho Mountain. It served as a warning to rebels in the country.

The stele was named a national historical site in 1981. It was moved to a temple dedicated to King Le Loi, 500 metres from the previous place, for preservation in 2012 and was officially listed as a national treasure in late 2016.

The Le Loi King memorial site was recognised as a national historical site in early 2017.

Another King Stele that was carved during the reign of Le Hien Tong King (1461-1504) has also received recognition as a national treasure, approved by the Prime Minister. It is the ninth historical item of the central province of Thanh Hoa and the fourth item of Lam Kinh Historical Site that has been granted such a title.

The stele notes describes the life and career of Le Hien Tong, the king who was reputed for his intelligence and kindness.

Manually and sophisticatedly carved from stone, the stele is assessed as a unique historical item that represents the artistic style of a new development phrase in Vietnam’s history during the reign of King Le Hien Tong. It is also a precious reference for studies of history, culture, arts and stone carving during the Later Le Dynasty.

two stelae named national treasures
The stele that describes the life and career of King Le Hien Tong is preserved within the Lam Kinh Historical Relic Site. dantri.com.vn

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