|King’s Lê Thái Tổ tomb in Lam Kinh historical relic. The site will open to all visitors this Tết holiday. — Photo lendang.vn|Viet Nam News
THANH HOÁ — Visitors to Lam Kinh historical site in Thọ Xuân District in the northern province of Thanh Hóa will be exempt from purchasing tickets for one week.
The week begins from the night of January 27 to February 3, or from December 30 to January 7 of the lunar month.
According to Trịnh Đình Dương, the site’s director of the management board, thurifying ceremonies will be held for visitors at the temple of national hero Lê Lai, temple of King Lê Thái Tổ (1385-1433) and the altars the kings of the late Lê Dynasty (1428-1789).
Constructed in 1433, Lam Kinh Citadel is both an original imperial temple of the latter Lê dynasty and the historic location of the Tây Sơn uprising. It is also the site of a number of important royal tombs and tombstones, including Vĩnh Lăng stone stele, four imperial tombs of kings from the Lê Dynasty and the tomb of Queen Ngô Thị Ngọc Giao, mother of King Lê Thánh Tông (1442-1497). In 1962, the historic site was recognised as a national historic relic by the State. — VNS