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Discover the oldest cemetery of martyrs in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – The cemetery of Hoa Vang is a monument honoring Vietnamese war martyrs  and a milestone marking the first defeat of the French when it attacked the central city of Da Nang in the early 19th century.
VietNamNet Bridge – The cemetery of Hoa Vang is a monument honoring Vietnamese war martyrs  and a milestone marking the first defeat of the French when it attacked the central city of Da Nang in the early 19th century.



Located in Khue Trung ward, Cam Le district, Da Nang city, Hoa Vang cemetery is considered the oldest cemetery for martyrs in Vietnam.







Established in 1866, the cemetery is the home to the graves of soldiers of Nguyen Dynasty who fell in the fight against the invasion of France-Spain in Da Nang in 1858-1860.








Initially, the cemetery was built in Nghi Village (now in Hoa Phat ward, Cam Le district). In 1920, the French opened the Da Nang Airport so the cemetery was relocated to Khue Trung village.






In 1962, after the US military expanded the airport to the south, the cemetery was once again removed to the current location.







Located in a relic site of 2,800m2, including other works such as Khue Trung Temple, Mieu Ba (Lady Temple), and Cham well... Hoa Vang cemetery faces east. 







Behind the entrance is a sandstone stele with four Chinese scripts, meaning Hoa Vang Cemetery.







Behind the stele is a big grave of a general of the Nguyen Dynasty and a soldier monument of about 3 meters high, with altars. On both sides are nearly 1,300 graves.






On the 17th day of the 11thlunar month, local people gather at the cemetery to worship the martyrs.














Martyrs at the cemetery are worshipped on the 16th day of the 3rd lunar month, together with ancestors of Khue Trung village.




Kien Thuc

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