Xeo Quyt Relic Area is one of the top things to do in Dong Thap Province – the kingdom of lotus in Mekong Delta. Coming to this relic area, tourists have a big chance to learn about the heartbroken war, the rough heroic struggle of Viet Cong soldiers and local people, less-known stories, walk in jungle forests and explore the bases of soldiers, see artifacts related to the fight in the gallery of Xeo Quyt Relic’s History. Check out The ultimate guide to Xeo Quyt Relic Area.
The gallery of Xeo Quyt Relic’s History in a house above a large fish pond is one of the top highlights of this historic site. Seeing documents, individual objects of comrades and locals in Xeo Quyt Base and the province, tools, weapons, smithy, typewriters, stoves, tables and chairs and many others, tourists will feel like being in wartime.
The wooden pedestrian bridge with metal railings connects the land and the gallery above the lotus pond. The gallery is hidden amid green trees.
Lovely red carps in the fish pond.
The main entrance to Gallery of Xeo Quyt Relic’s History.
There is a table and chair set in the center of the gallery. Names of members of Province Party Committee (Sa Dec, Kien Phong, Long Chau Tien Cities) during the war against the U.S. (August 1954 – 1975) are on the back wall.
The table and chair are made of oil timber by comrade Le Van Huu – defense staff of Kien Phong Provincial Party Committee. They are used in the kitchen room of Provincial Party Committee in Xeo Quyt Base (1973).
105-mm warhead bullet made in America, used by America and puppet army to bombard in An Khanh Village, Chau Thanh District, Dong Thap Province in American wartime. 500-kg bomb made in UK, used by the Construction Department of the My An Village to make ammunition box and radioactivity in order to kill the enemy in the period 1968 – 1969. 155-mm warhead made in America, used by the enemy to bomb in Xeo Quyt Bases in 1968. American bomb, discovered and lifted up by fishers from Hau River in Tan Binh Hamlet, Tan Hoa Village, Lai Vung District, Dong Thap Province in 1st January 1997. Military Engineering Department of Dong Thap Province and Military Engineering Department of 9th Military Zone had defused and took the dynamite. A part of the unexploded bomb which TNT dynamite had been taken by the Arsenal of the Cao Lanh District in order to make rudimentary weapon as camoi grenade and conket to kill the enemy. 105-mm warhead, made in America, found and kept by Mr. Nguyen Van Cat who has lived in Loi An Hamlet, Thanh My Village, Thap Muoi District, Dong Thap Province.
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Phuong, commonly called Mrs. Muoi Ngai, often supplied and helped Viet Cong in Xeo Quyt. Mrs. Phuong’s wooden table was placed in her house to receive guests, one of which was comrade Vo Van Danh (Tu Hieu – hero of the People’s Armed Forces) during the period 1969-1975.
From left to right, top to bottom: knife, wallet, plastic mug, ashtray; knife, bullet bag, clasp knife, razor beard; wrist watch Titoni brand, wallet, paper clip, old people’s glasses; oil lamp, pen, knife, oil lamp.
Stainless steel mug, aluminum plate, medical instruments, barber tools, identification card of comrade Le Thi Tiep, notebooks.
From top to bottom, from left to right: belt, oil lamp clasp comb; radio National Panasonic Brand, belt, bayonet (lưỡi lê); radio National Brand, gun K59, gun colt 45 (America).
Walkie-talkie (handpone mode HT-IE) was used by comrad Phan Van Giang (Hai Lan) – member of Kien Phong Provincial Standing Committee (1962-1964) to contact in Commander Department and in the revolutionary activities period 1961-1962.
Green and brown pith helmets, black fabric helmet, piece of parachute fabric, military suits, suits, Ao ba ba.
Blankets, parachute mosquito net and towel, piece of parachute fabric, mosquito net.
Kerosene stove used by comrade Le Minh Hung – an essential staff of Kien Phong Provincial Party Committee to cook rice and water in order to cater for revolutionary activities (1967-1975). Pumpkin flower speaker bought and used by Provincial Party Committee to cater for conferences in Xeo Quyt Base and politicals meetings (1972-1975).
Soldier’s water bottle and bowl used by comrade Dinh Van Sinh to contain water and eat (1960-1975).
Soldier’s water bottle and mess-tin (cà mên) to contain water and food before 1975.
Typewriter (Royal brand) used in Xeo Quyt from 1972 to 1975 Typewriter used by comrade Bui Van Hung (Nam Manh) – office staff of Kien Phong Provincial Party Committee to type some documents in Xeo Quyt from 1972 to 1975.
Ammunition boxes and ben used in the war time.
Smithy made and used by comrade Le Van Huu to make instruments and weapons (1972-1975).
Some tools in the smithy.
Stoves created and used by soldiers in order to cook daily.
Stone grinding rice floor mill used by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Phuong to grind rice and water into a mix of rice flour and water, then use it to make Vietnamese traditional cakes to serve Viet Cong soldiers.
Map of Xeo Quyt Base and call for fighting against the enemy.