Quang Tri Citadel - a symbol of the indomitable spirit of Vietnam in the American war -- Sightseeing
Quang Tri Citadel was a military bastion and it was also an administrative head office of Nguyen Dynasty in Quang Tri. Built in 1824, the citadel is 60km north of Hue.
The citadel had a style of Vauban architecture, one door each side. There were four fortresses jutting out from each four corners to control the four citadel gates. Inside was the town palace surrounded by a system of thick walls. The town palace was a three-roomed house. Outside the town palace, there were a flagpole and castles and a rice store; under the French domination, soldier camp and tax agency were added. However there are no remains of the past there nowadays due to the destruction of U.S bombs in the summer of 1972.
The citadel has gone down in history as a glorious period of the nation’s war against foreign invasion. The Vietnamese people are proud of it, and foreigners admire it.
Published on 11/26/10