Lac Son district of Hoa Binh province is home to 31 historical – cultural relic sites and scenic landscapes, including three at the national level, 11 at the provincial level, and two others currently seeking the provincial recognition.
Khoi Communal House in An Nghia commune, Lac Son district, has been rehabilitated to serve as a place of worship for local people.
Over the past years, authorities in Lac Son have paid attention to the management, protection and promotion of local relic sites’ values. They have increased communications to raise public awareness of the work. Many localities here have also included relic site protection regulations in village conventions so that all people can join in common efforts. Inspection and examination have been enhanced while timely measures have been taken to deal with any violations of the Law on Cultural Heritage. The mobilisation, management and use of resources for protecting and upholding relic sites’ values have been carried out in line with legal regulations.
Apart from recognised relic sites, the remainders have also been surveyed to be included among those under provincial agencies’ management. In addition to researching relic sites to make dossiers seeking provincial and national recognition for them, Lac Son has stepped up the preservation and rehabilitation of those sites.
Thanks to funding from the State budget and private sources, some relic sites in the district have been restored with their original architecture preserved such as the revolutionary relic site of the Muong Khoi war resistance base (An Nghia commune), Coi Communal House (Vu Binh commune), the shrine at Trai Cave (Tan Lap commune), and Cay Da Temple (Vu Ban township).
However, there are still some relic sites at risk of degradation such as Bang Communal House (Ngoc Lau commune), Khu Dung Cave (Nhan Nghia commune), and the establishment venue of the provincial Party Committee’s Office (Nhan Nghia commune).
To bring into play relic sites’ values, aside from preservation and rehabilitation, the district’s administration has directed localities to ensure the effective management and organisation of traditional festivals linked with the sites. Many festivals have been revived, helping to uphold cultural values and meet people’s spiritual need.
In the coming time, the district will press on with disseminating the Law on Cultural Heritage and legal documents on the preservation and promotion of relic sites’ values. It is also set to keep working to encourage people to join hands in the work./.