The 226th anniversary of the Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da victory over China’s Qing invaders in 1789 was marked with a ceremony at the Quang Trung Museum in Tay Son district in the central province of Binh Dinh on February 22 - the fourth day of the Lunar New Year.

In the early spring of 1789, Nguyen Hue, who was later proclaimed Emperor Quang Trung, led his troops from the Hue imperial palace to Thang Long (now Hanoi), which was occupied by the Chinese Qing army.

He launched a surprise attack and defeated about 29,000 Qing soldiers during a battle on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year.

Addressing thousands of participants, Chairman of the Binh Dinh People’s Committee Ho Quoc Dung said in recent years, local authorities have upgraded the Quang Trung Museum and the nearby Temple of Tay Son-Tam Kiet (Three Great Heroes in Tay Son) which worships Nguyen Hue, his brothers Nguyen Nhac and Nguyen Lu, and their soldiers.

The upgrade was designed to enable the facilities to serve as cultural and tourist sites and help educate the young generation about patriotism, he added.

At the ceremony, the provincial committee also received a certificate recognising the Temple-Quang Trung Museum as a special national relic site.-VNA