Visitors to Lam Kinh historical relic in Thọ Xuân District in the northern province of Thanh Hóa will be exempt from purchasing tickets for one week.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has signed to add 13 historic sites to the national heritage list.
HCM City is losing an increasing number of heritage buildings to urbanisation, poor urban planning and a lack of awareness about the importance of retaining its architectural and historic identity. Bồ Xuân Hiệp reports.
Once, people kept soldiers supplied with what they needed during wartime by carrying things along many paths.
Today, walkers and cyclists can travel in their footsteps along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
About 1,350 century-old houses and villas in HCM City, mostly in District 1 and 3, need thorough conservation and strict monitoring plans to avoid illegal dismantlement, city authorities say.
Virginia Morris is a security and defence analyst and author based in the UK. Her research specialty is asymmetric war and terrorism. Morris cycled the Hồ Chí Minh Trail with her husband and children in 2015.