The provincial Union of Science and Technology in coordination with the Heritage Park for Scientists & Scholars of Vietnam has organised a symposium on culture traits associated with Tay Tien (Westward advancing) soldiers and tourism along the route they once marched.


 A view of the symposium.

The May 17 event formed part of the science-technology activities aiming to promote the cultural and historical values of documents and objects related to the Tay Tien Regiment, thus promoting local tourism.

Other activities include adding more than 50 documents and objects presented by the soldiers’ relatives to the provincial museum, raising the total number of such items collected since 2012 to 350; and clarifying many stories featuring sentiments between the soldiers and residents, notably ethnic groups in Hoa Binh province.

The Tay Tien front covered Hanoi, Hoa Binh, Son La, and Thanh Hoa of Vietnam, and Huaphanh of Laos.

Over the past time, Hoa Binh and other localities have carried out an array of activities to commemorate Tay Tien soldiers and raise youths’ awareness of their sacrifice.

There are three relic sites associated with the regiment, of them two in Lac Son (Hoa Binh) and Muong Lat (Thanh Hoa) winning the provincial status, and the other in Moc Chau (Son La) earning the national recognition.

At the symposium, participants looked into the cultural and historical values of the documents and objects, and raised proposals to promote Tay Tien tourism in Hoa Binh, as well as tours along the route, from Hanoi through Hoa Binh and Son La to Huaphanh.


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