Xuong Giang victory introduced to tourists

Xuong Giang was the name of a rectangular citadel built by Ming aggressors in 1407. As the citadel was located in an important and difficult-to-access area, it took Le Loi’s troops days to occupy the citadel.

In 2009, Xuong Giang was named as a national-level historical relic by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Built in 2012 based on the prototype of Lam Kinh Citadel in Thanh Hoa province, the Xuong Giang Temple has paths for people with disabilities. In the temple, horizontal lacquered boards and parallel sentences are in Vietnamese scripts to make any Vietnamese tourists understand the glorious history of their forefathers.

The temple worships Emperor Le Thai To and 17 generals with active involvement in the Chi Lang-Xuong Giang battle in 1427.

According to Tran Thi Minh Trang, a guide at the Xuong Giang Victory Historical Relic, the temple is hoped to be a “red address” for visitors who are keen on learning about history of Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Le Thi Minh Thi, a tourist from Hanoi, said that visiting the temple helped her learn more about the significance of the Xuong Giang victory. She hoped that more detailed introductions and a reappearance of part of the old battle should be made to attract more tourists to the site.

Translated by Chung Anh