Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saigon has two famous parks that used to be large cemeterie

Le Thi Rieng and Le Van Tam are large parks with beautiful scenery. Few people know that these parks were large before 1945, one for the elders, one for the elders. for the lower class.

Le Thi Rieng Park Le Thi Rieng Park was a large cemetery of Saigon. Before 1975 this cemetery is Do Thanh. This park is limited to Cach Mang Thang Tam, Bac Hai, Truong Son.   Do Thanh cemetery is a resting place of the popular class. According to the seniors, during the war periods unnamed tombs have sprung up here, but mostly dead soldiers have no relatives confirmed. In the document image is the main gate of the cemetery before 1975 with the famous black tibetan statue of 5 - 6m. This statue will then be relocated to the Monastery Auditorium in Bien Hoa.   Steps to Le Thi Rieng Park are traditional houses and memorial areas for the soldiers who died during the 1968 Tet Offensive. The grave of Mrs. Le Thi Rieng. At the park also stele memorial general Secretary Tran Phu. In 1999 the authorities found his tomb at the park 68 years after his death.   Le Thi Rieng Park has now been renovated into a spacious and beautiful park surrounded by a lakeside park.   With about 80% of green area on 8 hectares with many hills, plants, flowers, ornamental trees, Le Thi Rieng Park becomes a community entertainment and entertainment place for the whole city.   Le Van Tam Park Mac Dinh Chi Park was formerly known as Mac Dinh Chi Cemetery. Park area is limited by 4 streets: Dien Bien Phu, Hai Ba Trung, Vo Thi Sau and Phan Liem.   In the past, Mac Dinh Chi Cemetery was the site of the burial of French officers and soldiers during the Saigon War. During the Republic of Vietnam many high-ranking politicians, lieutenant colonels and members were also buried there. The most famous are President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother - political adviser Ngo Dinh Nhu who were assassinated by the main island on November 2, 1963.   Nowadays, there are many shady trees in the park, which is a good place for people to walk.   Le Thi Rieng Park and Le Van Tam Park are two parks that have the meaning of creating the scenery for the city and the place of commemoration of heroic martyrs such as Le Thi Rieng and Le Van Tam. in the 1968 Tet Offensive.

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