Nguyen Trung Truc Monument

Posted at: TUEsday - 21/09/2010 00:34 - post name: quangvinh


42km fr0m the center of Duong Dong – Northern sea lies theMonument of National Hero NGUYEN TRUNG TRUC.

After setting fire on the Esperance- French war ship on Nhat Tao river on Dec11, 1861, and occupying Rach Gia on Jun 21, 1868,Nguyen Trung Truc led his troops to Hon Chong then went to Phu Quoc to defend themselves.

After 100 nights and days, the final bloody deadly fight tookplace at Cua Can river spreading to Ong Lang plot, NguyenTrung Truc was captured.

On Oct 27, 1868 in Rach Gia, he was executed.

To commemorate him islanders built the monument at GanhDau commune.

Visiting hours: 7AM- 6PM. No admission fee.




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