Quang Binh Quan – an architectural symbol hundreds of years old in Dong Hoi

Quang Binh Quan – an architectural symbol hundreds of years old in Dong Hoi

Quang Binh is not only known for its spectacular caves but also possesses many important historical sites. Including Quang Binh Quan built in 1639.

About Quang Binh Quan Quang Binh 

If in Hanoi, there is Thang Long Imperial Citadel known for its North Gate, Vinh has the Ancient Citadel Gate which is the remaining evidence of Nghe An Ancient Citadel, then when coming to Quang Binh, there is Quang Binh Quan. 

Quang Binh Quang Binh Quang Binh Quang Binh 

Quang Binh Quan is a strong stronghold of the Luy Thay system. The building was built in 1639 and became an important center in the area of ​​Dang Trong. Currently, this is a highly valued cultural and historical relic in Quang Binh province, a testament to the vivid history of the locality and the country. In the past, although it was destroyed many times, now Quang Binh Quan has been restored almost intact.

Quang Binh Quang Binh This is an important historical relic of Dong Hoi (Photo: Linh_ha1011)

Quang Binh Quan is located in the center of Dong Hai ward, in the middle of 4 roads: the South is the route to Hue, the North is the route to Hanoi, the West is the road to Duc Ninh and the East is the route to Me Suot. Go to Nhat Le river wharf . 

Check in in Quang Binh Quan Quang Binh (Photo: bongmieo)

History associated with Quang Binh Quan 

Quang Binh Quan under the Nguyen Dynasty was built of earth (1631) for the purpose of protecting the Nguyen citadel. It is located in the Luy Thay system including Luy Truong Sa, Luy Tran Ninh, Luy Nhat Le, and Luy Truong Duc, stretching about 30km. 

The Luy Thay system was designed by Lord Master Nguyen Dao Duy Tu. In addition to the design, he was also the person who directly directed the construction (1631 – 1634) with the purpose of helping Lord Nguyen Dang Trong against the attacks of Trinh lords outside in the Trinh – Nguyen period. Here, the terrain is close to the mountain, like a slot, so it is very stable, separated from the northern region. 

What's outstanding about Quang Binh Quan?The foundation of the building was built in 1631

During the reign of Lord Nguyen, Northerners, if they wanted to enter Quang Binh’s palace by road, had to go through Quang Binh Quan and present the necessary documents before they could enter the Nam Mon gate to enter the citadel. If you go by water, you can take a boat to see Nhat Le, present the documents at the Thu Ngu gate, and then take a boat to the east gate to enter the citadel. 

Quang Binh Quan is located right at the section that protects the North-South road and waterway traffic from the Nhat Le estuary. Because of that, more than 7 times when the Trinh invaders crossed the Gianh River into the Trong region, they were stopped. Although it is a painful relic during the period of national conflict, Quang Binh Quan has promoted the art of Vietnam’s military fortification architecture. 

Virtual living in Quang Binh Quan(Photo: leo.nguyen.93)

Quang Binh Quan was built according to an architectural model with a unique combination of two elements, which is both a unique artistic architecture and a solid battle bastion. It was this work that also became the inspiration for many later military architecture researchers. 

In 1824, King Minh Mang ordered the restoration of Quang Binh Quan with the elevation of the watchtower floor by a solid type of baked brick. After the inauguration, he included Quang Binh Quan in the list of unique historical and cultural works of the country. This work is also embossed into Nghi Dinh located right in front of The Mieu in the Forbidden City. 

Check-in in Quang Binh QuanQuang Binh Quan has been restored a few times in the past. (Photo: kim.t.truc)

Before the strong revolution in August 1945, Quang Binh Quan still had a moat outside the citadel, a brick bridge over the moat. However, the building was destroyed by the French when they withdrew from Dong Hoi in 1954. It was restored later. In 1965, it was again sabotaged by American aircraft. Currently, Quang Binh Quan has been rebuilt like the original more than 3 centuries ago. 

Visiting Quang Binh Quan(Photo: thuyduong0125)

Attractions near Quang Binh Quan Quang Binh 
 

Tam Toa Church

Tam Toa Church is the name of a large and famous Catholic church in Dong Hoi. The building has Portuguese architecture, serving about 1200 parishioners at the same time. After the Geneva agreement was signed, most of the parishioners moved to the South. At that time the church was no longer in use. By February 1965, the work was almost completely demolished, leaving only the brick pillars on the stone foundation and the bell tower. 

Attractions near Quang Binh Quan - Tam Toa ChurchTam Toa Church (Photo: Maria_tuyen)

Mother Transparent Monument

The statue of Mother Sut depicts the real image of Mother Sut. She was a heroic Vietnamese mother during the national liberation war. With firm hands holding oars and a proud face, it was the mother who brought young volunteers and soldiers to the river every day. This work was born to show the gratitude of the Quang Binh people for Mother Suot. 

Attractions near Quang Binh Quan - Mother Sut MonumentMother Transparent Monument

Dong Hoi Night Market 

Dong Hoi night market is located at the foot of the Long fishing tree, on the bank of Nhat Le river. This is a popular market of locals with many stalls displaying rustic and rustic. When coming here, visitors will enjoy many dishes with bold traditional culture such as: cake beo, filter cake, cake Khoai, .. All are guaranteed to be hygienic, so please rest assured to enjoy. 

Attractions near Quang Binh Quan - Dong Hoi Night Market Dong Hoi Night Market 

Nhat Le Beach

Dong Hoi is a city located close to the sea, the most famous of which is Nhat Le beach. This place has a wild beauty with white stripe and charming blue sea. Standing on the shore, looking out into the distance, you will see each layer of waves crashing on the shore. 

Attractions near Quang Binh Quan - Nhat Le BeachNhat Le Beach

Quang Phu Sand Dunes

Quang Phu Sand Dunes is right behind Dong Bien airport, next to the sea, 8km from Nhat Le beach. This is a famous tourist destination that attracts many visitors through many exciting thrilling games, especially sand skiing. Not only that, when you come here, you feel like you are in a desert with undulating sand dunes. 

Attractions near Quang Binh Quan - Quang Phu Sand DunesQuang Phu Sand Dunes

Bao Ninh Beach

Bao Ninh Beach is right near the city center. You just need to cross Nhat Le bridge and then go straight for a short distance to reach the square and Bao Ninh beach. This beach impresses visitors by its pristine sand, stretching like no end. Coming here, visitors can participate in many experiences such as: learning about the daily life of the people, enjoying fresh seafood specialties or dropping their souls into the beautiful natural scenery. 

Attractions near Quang Binh Quan - Bao Ninh BeachBao Ninh Beach

Dong Hoi Ancient Citadel

Dong Hoi ancient citadel is located near Nhat Le river, which is part of the overall military monuments in Dong Hoi during the Trinh – Nguyen war. This ancient citadel is only a few short sections left, surrounded by a moat. Coming here, visitors will feel a few historical ups and downs of the country. 

Attractions near Quang Binh Quan - Dong Hoi Ancient CitadelDong Hoi Ancient Citadel

No longer a fortress ruined by war,  Quang Binh Quan today has been cared for, restored and protected by the government. This is a famous historical tourist spot in Quang Binh  , attracting many tourists to visit. Coming here, you will be able to admire, visit and listen to the heroic historical events associated with this project. 

Photo: Internet (Vietnamese.Quest.net)

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