186th death anniversary of General Thoai Ngoc Hau
Update: Jul 23, 2015
On Tuesday, an event to celebrate the 186th death anniversary of the talented Vietnamese general Nguyen Van Thoai, also known as Thoai Ngoc Hau, took place in An Hai Tay Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.

The event was attended by Da Nang municipal People’s Committee Vice Chairman Dang Viet Dung, the leaders of An Giang Province which was considered the general’s second home, and a large number of residents from the ward.

The event featured solemn rituals including incense offerings to commemorate the ancestors and heroes for their significant contributions to their homeland.  

Thoai Ngoc Hau was born on 26 November 1761 in An Hai Village, Dien Ban District, Quang Nam Province (now called An Hai Tay Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang). He was one of the meritorious officials in the reign of Emperor Gia Long of the Nguyen Dynasty. The general became actively involved in founding new villages and building canals and embankments in the southern region. He himself founded An Giang Province’s Thoai Son Village and directed the digging of the Thoai Ha and Vinh Te canals in the province, which assisted the trading activities of the residents.

Thoai Ngoc Hau visited his hometown in An Hai Village in 1827, 2 years before his death. During his stay in the village, he directed the construction of the Ha Than market and appealed for donations from the general public to restore worshipping houses for ancestors.

Da Nang Today