The decision to recognise the Truong Son – Ho Chi Minh Trail as a special national relic was announced at a ceremony held in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on March 1.
The event, which was jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the provincial People’s Committee, marked 55 years since the opening of the legendary trail (1959-2014).
The strategic trail started from the central province of Nghe An and ran through Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and ended in Binh Phuoc. It passed through dense areas of jungle, and served the supply of weapons, goods, food, and military supplies from the north to the south during the country’s resistance war.
According to Vice Chairman of Binh Phuoc People’s Committee Nguyen Huy Phong, the recognition of the site will help young people understand more about the contributions made to Vietnam by generations of Truong Son soldiers.
The decision to recognise the road - along with 13 others as special historical Vietnamese sites was issued o n December 9, 2013 by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
Vietnam currently has a total of 48 unique national relics, with Hanoi containing the largest number of historical sites.