Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb

The tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau is the most grandiose structure at the foot of Mount Sam in CHau Doc Town. It is dedicated to Thoai Ngoc Hau and his two wives. Thoai Ngoc Hau was a famous general of the Nguyen Dynasty, who directed the digging of the Vinh Te and Thoai Ha canals in order to develop agriculture, and the opening of the path from Chau Doc to Sam Mount and from Chau Doc to Lo Go and Soc Trang. He contributed greatly to the reclamation of the lands south-west of Viet Nam.

   The tomb area has a harmonious architecture style, surrounded by thick walls made of stone. In the middle of the platform are the tombs and temple of Thoai Ngoc Hau and his two wives. Nearby, there are seceral tombs of the officials who helped Thoai Ngoc Hau reclaim land and dig the Vinh Te Canal. Thoai Ngoc Hau tomb was completed in the late 20s of the 19th century. Its charm and magnificence is well preserved. It is an architectural construction of great historical significance.

   On the 6th day of the 6th lunar month every year people often come to the tomb to pay homage to Thoai Ngoc Hau for the services he rendered to the nation.

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