A cave in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has been recognised as a national relic, bringing the total number of the locality’s national relic sites to 17.
A certificate to this effect was handed over to the local authorities by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at a ceremony on March 9.
Thien Long cave, also called Rong (dragon) cave, is part of Rong mountain in Ta Van Chu commune, Bac Ha district. It stretches about 470 metre in length and stands 1,000 metres above sea level.
Every year, local people hold a ceremony at the site to pray for favourable weather and a bumper harvest.
The cave and Rong mountain are parts of Sa Pa-Bac Ha tours which are included in the province’s tourism development project.