Experience visiting the National Cemetery Road 9 Quang Tri

Road 9 Quang Tri-National Cemetery is the resting place of thousands of unknown soldiers, who used to act as a bridge connecting the Vietnam-Laos border with Dong Ha town. Currently, the road 9 martyrs cemetery has become a famous sightseeing place, attracting a large number of people to visit when having the opportunity to Quang Tri. 

Where is 9th Street National Cemetery?

Road 9 National Cemetery is located on Highway 9, Ward 4, located in the west, about 6km from the center of Dong Ha city, Quang Tri province. Therefore, visitors can choose from many different means of transportation to visit and visit the graves of heroes and martyrs at this cemetery. 

As for the travel time, because the cemetery of the road 9 martyrs belongs to Quang Tri province, a province located in the central region, the land has a rather harsh climate. The dry season here starts from March and lasts until the end of September, this season is often drought and very hot. The rainy season is from October to February, due to the impact of the northeast monsoon, this season often has a lot of rain and floods. The storms usually occur in September and October. Those who intend to visit the National 9th ​​Street Martyrs Cemetery should go in the summer to be more convenient. 
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How to get to the 9th Street National Cemetery

From other provinces, you can get to the National Cemetery of Route 9 by many different means such as plane, bus, train or even motorbike. Here are specific instructions: 

– Bus: From Hanoi, please buy tickets for flights from Hanoi to Quang Tri or from Hanoi to Hue and then down to Quang Tri. Some garages for your reference such as: Hoa Hong, Quang Luyen, Quang Tuu, Minh Map. If departing from Saigon you can choose the garage Quang Loc, Duc Trang, Tien Thanh, Tien Dat Thanh.  

– Railway: Trains from Hanoi to Dong Ha City will take about 12 hours to travel, trains from Saigon Station will take about 20-24 hours. 

Airplane: Those who live in further provinces can use planes to save travel time. However, currently, Quang Tri still does not have an airport, so you need to take flights to the airport in Quang Binh – or Hue. When you get off the airport, you go to the bus station to catch a bus or you can also take the train to Quang Tri, it will take about 2 hours to arrive.

When you reach the center of Dong Ha town , you can rent a motorbike or take a taxi to get to the cemetery on Road 9 Quang Tri conveniently and quickly. 
9th Street National Cemetery - how to get thereHow to get to the 9th Street National Cemetery

Visit 9th Street National Cemetery

Road 9 National Cemetery was built in 1983, so far this cemetery has become a destination for many residents and visitors. The 9th Street Martyrs Cemetery, built in 1995, is the resting place of thousands of heroes and martyrs of all ranks and military ranks. They are soldiers, militiamen, young volunteers who sacrificed themselves to save the country. 

The cemetery has 16 items with a capital of 13 billion VND, including the monument area and the solemn ceremony area. The total area of ​​this area is 13 hectares, with about 10,000 tombs of heroes and martyrs. Of these, there are only more than 3,000 graves with exact identities.

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The area of ​​graves of heroes and martyrs

– Zone 1 (88 graves): The area of ​​graves of veteran revolutionary cadres and military heroes.

– Zone 2 (332 graves): graves of martyrs in Vinh Phuc.

– Zone 3 (449 graves): graves of martyrs in Thanh Hoa.

– Area 4 (17 graves): area of ​​martyrs’ graves in Quang Ninh and Cao Bac Lang.

– Area 5 (36 graves): the area of ​​the martyrs’ graves in Da Nang back inside.

Area 6 (135 tombs): for martyrs in Hanoi.

– Zone 7 (321 graves): for martyrs of Thai Binh.

– Area 8 (145 graves): the area of ​​Ha Bac martyrs.

– Zone 9 (295 graves): graves of Hai Duong province.

– Area 10 (278 graves): for martyrs in Binh – Tri – Thien.

– Area 11 (340 graves): Ha – Nam – Ninh grave area.

– Area 12 (252 graves): area of ​​graves for martyrs in Ha – Son – Binh.

– Area 13 (144 graves): graves for people in Hai Phong.

– Zone 14 (275 graves): graves for Nghe – Tinh area.
9th Street National Cemetery - Grave SiteThe area of ​​graves of heroes and martyrs

Monument area 

The monument at National Cemetery of Road 9 is 18m high with a pedestal including 2 tombs. The eastern tomb and the western tomb have their own meanings. The monument is the image of a soldier and a Laotian baby and a young girl carrying the joy of liberation day. The monument represents the neighboring connection between Vietnam and your country.
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Ceremony area

The ceremony area includes 4 clusters of statues, a memorial house and a bas-relief. Memorial house and 3 bas-reliefs. This area is 90 square meters with a structure of 4 round columns and 4 roofs. The roof of the memorial has a 5-pointed star of Vietnam. The memorial house consists of 3 reliefs located in the East, West and South. 
National Cemetery of Road 9 - ceremony areaCeremony area

Area 4 clusters of statues

– Cluster 1: Statue of a soldier holding a B41 gun with soldiers of Pathet Lao.

– Cluster 2: Statues of the three armies after the liberation day.

– Cluster 3: Statue of a Lao girl tied with red thread on the wrists of Vietnamese soldiers on the day our soldiers returned home.

– Cluster 4: Statue of a guerrilla and a young volunteer girl.
Road 9 National Cemetery - statue cluster areaArea 4 clusters of statues

Road 9 National Cemetery in Quang Tri province is a place marking the sacrifices of heroes and martyrs of the whole country, an impressive historical attraction in Quang Tri . If you have the opportunity to visit the fire land of Quang Tri, you should once visit this famous cemetery to pay respects to the heroes who have heroically sacrificed here. 

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