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Hue marks 230th anniversary of King Quang Trung’s enthronement

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A thurification marking the 230th anniversary of Nguyen Hue’s throne ascension ceremony and Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory was held at the historical site of Ban Mountain in Hue City on December 31.

A performance reviving the coronation of Emperor Quang Trung

A performance reviving the coronation of Emperor Quang Trung

Local leaders and people offered incense, expressing their gratitude to Hero Nguyen Hue’s great contributions to the national unification. The event featured a special performance reviving the coronation of Emperor Quang Trung (also known as national hero Nguyen Hue) led his Tay Son troop to launch a surprise attack and defeated more than 29,000 invading soldiers in a battle on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year in the early spring of 1788.
The victory of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da is known as one of the nation’s most remarkable and remembered historical moments. Nguyen Hue became Emperor Quang Trung in 1788 and passed away in 1792. Queen Ngoc Han followed him seven years later when she was just 29 years old.
The historical site of Ban Mountain covering on an area of 9.5 hectares includes a giant stone statue of Emperor Quang Trung, an exhibition house on the Tay Son rising-up movement and temples commemorating King Nguyen Hue and Queen Le Ngoc Han together with mandarins.
The annual festival which is organised every year by the People’s Commmittee of Hue City in Thua Thien-Hue province to pay homage to the great victory of Emperor Quang Trung, and to teach the tradition of patriotism and national pride to young generation.

By VAN THANG - Translated by Kim Khanh

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