Phuoc Ninh Cemetery

17/06/2016 21:13

Nghia Trung Phuoc Ninh is a burial ground for heroic martyrs who struggled and died in attacks on the city by French troops between 1858 and 1860.

 

Nguyen Quy Linh and Truong Tai Phu selected the land at Phuoc Ninh village to establish this cemetery. They found the graves of 1,500 heroic martyrs and reburied them at the cemetery.  A granite stele, 1.2 metres high and 0.8 metres wide, was erected to memorise their sacrifice during the war.  It is thought that Phuoc Ninh Cemetery was previously surrounded by an earth wall, but that this was destroyed by the French colonists in 1950.