Ammunitions Museum at the Foot of the Sacred Hill

4:05:25 PM | 11/12/2020

This is the first time An Giang Tourism Joint Stock Company to be presented ammunitions by the Army to display at the Tuc Dup Hill Relic where footprints of wartime revolutionary warriors fought and sacrificed for national independence and reunion.

Sitting and telling students about heroic stories in the past, Nam, a wartime official who is currently working for Tuc Dup tourist site, recounted, “Do you know, when we fought against the Khmer Rouge in the border area at that time, our warriors were very fierce. They rode dozens of tanks to carry our troops to cross the flooded areas to launch deadly attacks on enemies. When tanks reached the shore, our fighters advanced forward as ants running out of breaking nests. That scene, you know, was very heroic.” In the scorching hot weather in the southwestern border, the listeners’ eyes cannot hide their admiration when they are listening to epic stories from his emotional voice.

Wherever our great army goes?

The river must make way for it to go through

The mountain must bow the summit for it to cross over

The move is shaking the globe.

With purpose-specific state-of-the-art military equipment, the Vietnam People’s Navy affirmed its role in the national defense history as a core and a decisive force to arrange its advancing force along the seashore. In the counteroffensive campaign on the Southwestern border in 1975-1979, the Navy played a very important role in the success of this campaign, repelling and preventing Khmer Rouge forces from attacking and harassing the fatherland, consolidating and reinforcing our assistance for Cambodian people to gain political and military stability at that time.

As a war-torn place in the past, Tuc Dup tourist area was chosen by the Government as a keeper of warfare memorabilia and means used in the struggles against foreign invaders. And recently, an M113 amphibious tank, once used as a peacekeeper for southern border gates, was awarded by the Military Technical Department - Zone 9 to the manager of Tuc Dup tourist area.


Military weapon - the M113 amphibious tank previously used to defend the southern border peace was awarded to the manager of Tuc Dup tourist area

This is the first time An Giang Tourism Joint Stock Company to be presented ammunitions by the Army to display at the Tuc Dup Hill Relic where footprints of wartime revolutionary warriors fought and sacrificed for national independence and reunion. Exhibit No. 128 looks like recording how resilient and indomitable our army and people were during 128 days of fight against American destruction in the sacred hill at that time.

The handover of the tank to An Giang Tourism Joint Stock Company showed the Army's very respectful attention to the renovation, restoration and expansion of the wartime relic complex in the border area. That also showed the devoted dedication of the investor to tourism development in Tuc Dup historical - cultural site in recent years. It has been enthusiastically supported by all levels of government.

Earlier, the company had the honor of receiving a Jeep car from Mr. Nguyen Huu Khanh (also called Ut Vu), former Secretary of the An Giang Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Management Council of the An Giang Talent Support Fund as an exhibit for the museum. The vehicle was once used by the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and was kept by his family till the handover day.


War memories are a bond to connect the heroic past and the present respect and connect the previous generations and the next generations

With admirable strides of the investor's tourism development strategy, Tuc Dup tourist area is quickly becoming an attraction for visitors to admire the most diverse military museum in the southwest border area.

Highlighting the investor’s encouraging efforts is the M113 amphibious tank and memories stained with passion, courage and sacrifice of our warriors in the past which are not preserved and displayed at the Traditional House and commemorated at the Temple of Heroic Martyrs, enchanted by modern architecture blended into stronghold caves in Tuc Dup Hill.

Today, the relic is becoming more bustling but memories of a heroic time against invaders are being reproduced with exhibits at the ammunition museum located at the foot of the sacred hill. Today, Tuc Dup Hill is a symphony of the majestic sound of world-renowned border battles in the past and the youthful and modern dynamism of tourism development, a key economic sector of An Giang province.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum