​Large number of Vietnamese flock to Quang Tri legendary land in July

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Every July, a steady stream of people throughout the country has flocked to Quang Tri legendary land to offer incense and pay floral tributes to fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives for national independence and freedom.

Tens of of people throughout the country has flocked to Quang Tri legendary land to offer incense and pay floral tributes to fallen soldiers. (Photo: Sggp)

Tens of of people throughout the country has flocked to Quang Tri legendary land to offer incense and pay floral tributes to fallen soldiers. (Photo: Sggp)

Quang Tri province is home to 72 war martyrs’ cemeteries with more than 60,000 graves, including the largest national cemeteries of Truong Son National Martyrs' Cemetery and the Road 9 National Martyrs’ Cemetery.
Truong Son National Martyrs' Cemetery covering on an area of nearly 40 hectares is the resting place of over 10,000 martyrs; while the Road 9 National Martyrs’ Cemetery which is 13 hectares is designed for more than 10,500 martyrs.
More than 328,000 tonnes of explosives were used in Quang Tri town in 1972 during the war against the US. The province was also well known for the fierce 81-day-and-night battle at the ancient Quang Tri Citadel.
Every year, the province receives a large number of visitors, martyrs’ relatives, leaders of the Party and State, and international friends to visit and pay tribute to the martyrs in honor of the tradition.

​Large number of Vietnamese flock to Quang Tri legendary land in July ảnh 1 68 graves of heroic martyrs and unspecified martyrs  in clouds of incenses
​Large number of Vietnamese flock to Quang Tri legendary land in July ảnh 2 The cemetery was divided into different zones by provinces.
​Large number of Vietnamese flock to Quang Tri legendary land in July ảnh 3
​Large number of Vietnamese flock to Quang Tri legendary land in July ảnh 4 An employee the management board of the cemetery takes care of graves.
​Large number of Vietnamese flock to Quang Tri legendary land in July ảnh 5
​Large number of Vietnamese flock to Quang Tri legendary land in July ảnh 6

By NGUYEN TRANH – Translated by Kim Khanh

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