Visiting Tan Trao Historic Site to learn the August 1945 Revolution

Published:  19:13 Saturday - July 20, 2013 Tan Trao, a small valley lying between mountains and jungles in Son Duong District, 40 km from Tuyen Quang Town and 200km from Hanoi, is a historical area - a resistance base before the August 1945 Revolution.

Tan Trao used to be the revolutionary base of Vietnam before the August 1945 Revolution. Today, Tan Trao is not only a historical area but is an attractive destination of Tuyen Quang for tourists in Vietnam travel as well.  

In fact, Tan Trao is a complex of Tan Trao Communal House, Hong Thai Communal House, and a small jungle which used to be living place of Uncle Ho from June to August 1945. Tan Trao used to be a base for resistance before the August 1945 Revolution. It was also place for organizing the National Assembly on August 1945. That period was bearing time of the great policies of Viet Minh as well as a temporary government which was led by President Ho Chi Minh.

At other aspect, Tan Trao is just a small pretty valley which is situated in the area between mountains and jungles in Son Duong District. It is about 40km from Tuyen Quang City and 200km from Hanoi Capital. In order to reach Tan Trao historic site, visitors only need to travel for 80km from Hanoi on National Highway 3 to arrive Thai Nguyen. Next, you continue to travel for 10km to reach Bo Dau. After that, turn left along Highway 37 and travel for more 45km to arrive Son Duong. Finally, turn right for 16km you will reach Tan Trao Historical Site.


The row of romantic bamboo on the way to Na Lua shack house

Coming to Tan Trao, visitors should pay a visit Na Lua shack house where President Ho Chi Minh presented the pledge to win national independence before the national congress.


Na Lua shack house where President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked

This is a small shack house on the mountainside of Na Lua, about 1km from Tan Lap village to the East. Here, on June 4, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh summoned Congress to strengthen the base of revolutionary and established the Liberation Army to prepare for national conference of the Vietnamese Party and Congress.

Other place you should get to is Tan Trao communal house  where on 16-17 August 1945 the National Congress adopted the decision on the general uprising to seize power across the country.


Tan Trao Communal House

In conclusion, Tan Trao Historical Site is an ideal destination for those who like to discover historic sites as well as learn more about history of Vietnam.

 Nguyen Hao

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