16:09 | 11/01/2016 Entertainment
The Trang Trinh Temple in the northern port city of Hai Phong has been recognised as a Special National Heritage
An art performance at the Trang Trinh Festival (Source: VNA)
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"./.