Centuries-old palace in serious damage
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A national centuries-old relic - the Ly Palace or Bao Thanh Palace - lying just outside the World Cultural Heritage Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province is in serious damage.
During time and war, numerous antiquities there became lost or seriously damaged.
Inside the palace is a stele building where locals have been drawing graffiti and leaving their cattle to graze on since it has no guards and a fencing wall.
Located in Ha Trung District, the palace was built at the end of the 14th century for King Tran Thuan Tong who lived there after ceding the throne to his son, King Tran Thieu De in 1398.
The relic’s trace was first excavated in 1979.
In 1999, the palace was recognized as a nation’s cultural and historical relic.