Remains of Tran Dynasty pagoda discovered in north Vietnam

The remains of a 600-year-old pagoda have been discovered in Vietnam’s Ha Giang province.

Ancient pagoda traces in Ha Giang
Viet Nam News, 16 June 2014

The Institute of Archaeology and Ha Giang Province’s Museum have uncovered remnants of the 600-year-old Nam Dau Pagoda in Nam Thanh Village, in Vi Xuyen district’s Ngoc Linh Commune.

Although the major architecture of the pagoda is no longer intact, its vestige and relics bear significant historical and cultural values, greatly contributing to the study of history and culture of the Tran dynasty (1225-1400) in the locality, according to Dr Tran An Dung from the institute.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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