The Vuon Man revolutionary base is located in Long Tuyen ward, Can Tho City. The site witnessed many dramatic events during the resistance war against the US. Vuon Man was the starting point of the historic Vong Cung road, the “wartime border” before national reunification in 1975. This was a very important route to transport food and weapons from Vietnam’s revolutionary bases in the south to Can Tho, which then housed the US headquarters. This relic area has become one of the attractions to learn about the history. It is a familiar gathering place of generations of youth union members, local people and the whole country.
This area used to grow a lot of plum trees, especially, it is also a place to connect to encircle and attack the US headquarter. The enemy set up dozens of battering posts and arranged many key units, security guards spent the day and night, patrolling and guarding. Thus, the army and people must fight independently in the rear of the enemy, difficult to support and always watch out carefully, always ready to fight all day and night with the slogan "go without a sign, cook without smoke, speak without words." , turn off the fire to cook rice before morning."
There is a critical terrain, continuous terrain, surrounding rivers and canals, making it convenient for us to build a base as a stepping stone to beat the enemy. The battle of 6 days and nights to protect the concave Garden of Plum Garden in 1970, was a fierce, complicated and intense battle that the Can Tho city armed forces were resilient in our force of only 45 people, equipped rudimentary weapons but destroy and injure many enemy ...
The people here always protect the revolutionary soldiers. There are hero mothers who are willing to make sacrifices to safeguard the base, do not manage difficult day and night to hide revolutionary soldiers, protect the safety of the pre-operative surgery station, such as the Vietnamese hero mother Phan Thi Quyen, Mr. Le Van Tieu's family ...
Today, the Garden Man's relic area also preserves many vivid historical images of the 1968 Offensive Tet, like the image of the Crossroads Bridge, where American planes bombed more than 200 innocent people (1968); Xeo Tre crossroads, fierce battle zone between us and the enemy (1968); The forward surgery tunnel, the working cell of the command post of the total offensive and spring offensive in Mau Than 1968 in Can Tho.
Mr. Tran Viet Phuong, Director of Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the Plum Garden Revolutionary Base is an attractive attraction for tourists, a meaningful source destination for the younger generation. to understand the national history. Therefore, it is necessary to take measures to promote, attract and encourage creating conditions for people in the associated areas to provide services to support tourism development and serve visitors.
Although the Plum Garden Revolutionary Base has not been included in tours, it has a large number of tourists every year, averaging about 1,500 visitors per year.