Dong Thap holds festival at historic Xeo Quyt site

Authority of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap yesterday opened a festival to celebrate Xeo Quyt Monument's 20th anniversary to mark the monument was recognized as a national cultural and historic site.

The theme of the festival is “ Preserving history – Maintaining countryside spirit”. It is hoped that visitors will have unforgettable experience of the land’s natural beauty, culture, and history. Tourists can see the revival of brave and heroic struggle of local soldiers and the Party and Government in two resistances against foreign invaders.

On the occasion, the organizer also launched tourism logo and slogan “ Dong Thap thuan khiet nhu hon sen “ (Dong Thap Province is as pure as lotus spirit) and a website to promote tourism in the province.
In the frame work of the three-day festival at the Xeo Quyt historic, there have been a photo exhibition about Xeo Quyt and Dong Thap, a goods fair and art performances.

Covering more than 70ha in My Hiep and My Long communes, Xeo Quyt was once a revolutionary base of the Party Committee of Kien Luong Province (now Dong Thap Province) during the resistance war against the US.  Xeo Quyt is now an attractive historical and ecological tourism site. The site has a zigzagging trench network and a 20-ha primitive cajeput forest. The site's quiet setting, birds, underground tunnels, shelters and historic houses are popular with tourists.

By Nguyen Thi – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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