Kim Lien Vestiges Area

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Kim Lien Vestiges Area
Kim Lien Vestiges Area

The childhood of President Ho Chi Minh is recorded lively and exactly in his  memorial relics in Kim Lien Commune, Nam Dan District, Nghe An Province.

Under the green bamboo trees in Chua Village (Hoang Tru) and Sen Village (Kim Lien) still remains the house made of bamboo and wood, the beloved relics stood for nearly a century which marked in the human history and became the invaluable property of our nation, having the national and international significance. These material and cultural heritages contribute to reflect the beauty of President Ho Chi Minh’s life – the national hero of self – liberation, world cultural activists, the most notable person of Lam Hong region and Vietnam.

Hoang Thi Loan Tomb

Location: Tomb of Mrs. Hoang Thi Loan is located on Mount Dong Tranh, Nam Dan District, Nghe An Province.
Characteristics: The tomb was built in 1985, on the occasion of President Ho Chi Minh’s 95th birthday anniversary.

Mrs. Hoang Thi Loan (1868-1901) was the mother of many patriotic children, including Nguyen Sinh Cung, who later became President Ho Chi Minh.

From the mount foot, visitors will have to climb nearly 300 stone steps leading to the tomb. Above it is a concrete roof stylised as the loom with which Mrs. Hoang Thi Loan used to weave cloth to earn a living and feed her children.

Sen Village

Starting from Vinh City, take Road No. 49 until the 13th km, then turn into a red earth path lined with eucalyptus and casuarinas trees. The path will lead you to Sen, also known as Kim Lien (Golden Lotus), village where there are many lotus ponds. The thatched cottage where President Ho Chi Minh used to live during his childhood is built from bamboo and wood. It has five compartments. The interior furniture is similar to that of other farmers’ houses: a wooden bed, a bamboo chong (a bamboo bed without raised walls at the two ends), a hammock made from hemp, and an altar. It was built in 1901 with the help and donations of the villagers as a present to Nguyen Sinh Sac, President Ho Chi Minh’s father, when he gained the doctoral title at the court exam, which glorified his village.