Hoa Vang burial ground

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Hoa Vang burial ground
Hoa Vang burial ground

Located in Binh Hoa 1 zone, Khue Trung Ward, Hai Chau district. Many remains of soldiers fought in the anti-French resistance war in 1858 were buried in the burial ground. The burial ground faces south, comprise a main hall and two sides.

Every lunar year, in March 16th Khue Trung residents hold a ceremony to commemorate the ancestors. Lady temple located under an ancient big tree with statue and tablet of the five basic elements of universe.

Hoa Vang burial ground
Hoa Vang burial ground

There is sandstone square well in front of the burial ground; local people often name Hoi well. Nowadays, the burial ground, the ancestors’ worshipping house and Lady temple are restored to a spacious precinct; it is very convenient for the visitors to visit, and offer sacrifices. From the monument, you can follow Cach Mang Thang Tam Street (The August Revolution Street) toward Cam Le district, about 2 km then turn left 100 m you will see Hoa Vang burial ground.Hoa Vang burial ground. (11/01/2011)

Hoa Vang burial ground
Hoa Vang burial ground

In 1864, at the suggestion of Dang Huy Truoc, King Tu Duc issued a royal decree to relocate about 1,300 graves of heroic martyrs who had struggled and died during the attack on the city by French troops between 1858 and 1860. They were reinterred at Hoa Vinh Cemetery, a burial ground in Nghi An Village (now Hoa Phat Commune, Hoa Vang District).

This cemetery was again moved when the French colonists established the Da Nang Airport in 1926.  It is now in Hoa Khue Village (now Khue Trung Ward, Hai Chau District).

Hoa Vang Cemetery was recognised as a national historical relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information on 4 January 1999.