Prime Minister pays tribute to King Quang Trung

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 15 offered incense in tribute of King Quang Trung at the Dong Da Mound in Ha Noi, a special national relic site which reportedly witnessed one of the most famous battles in Viet Nam’s history of fighting invaders.
Prime Minister pays tribute to King Quang Trung
King Quang Trung monument at the Dong Da Mound in Ha Noi.

An annual festival is held at the relic site on the fifth day of the lunar year to mark the Dong Da-Ngoc Hoi battle between King Quang Trung’s troops and Chinese Qing invaders in spring 1789. The battle smashed the intention to occupy Viet Nam of the Qing dynasty.

King Quang Trung (1753-1792), whose real name is Nguyen Hue, was the second king of the Tay Son dynasty of Viet Nam, reigning from 1788 until 1792. He mastered the Tay Son army’s speedy operation from Phu Xuan (Hue) to the north to defeat 20,000 Qing aggressors and liberate Thang Long citadel in 1789.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ha Noi suspended the Dong Da Mound festival.

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(Source: VNA)