(Cinet)- The exciting Tran dynasty (1225-1400), which repelled the Yuan-Mongols on three occasions and ended up being the most brilliant reign in Vietnamese history has been described in Nam Dinh. What promises to be spectacular opening ceremony to the festival will be held at the Thien Truong Stadium and shown live on television, with mass drumming and singing, plus images of the invasions by the Mongols and French colonialists. Participants at a conference last week to discuss the 750th anniversary (1262-2012) celebrations of Thien Truong-Nam Dinh urged locals to restore historic sites and prepare a data base, information centre in preparation for the influx of national and international visitors. Thien Truong-Nam Dinh, recognised as the second capital city of the period, was not only the hometown of the dynasty but also the political, cultural and educational centre of the nation and of important strategic importance in repelling the northern invaders in 1258, 1285 and 1288. According to a draft presented at the conference by the Nam Dinh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the opening ceremony would deliver a “strong and emotional message”. Under the direction of Nguyen Khac Phuc, the ceremony would include a 75-drum performance and a 2,250-strong choir. The 120-minute opening programme is expected to be held in Thien Truong Stadium and to be broadcast on Viet Nam Television’s Channel 1.