The home of Uncle Ho’s father

To mark 81 years since the death of Nguyen Sinh Sac (1862-1929), the father of the late Vietnamese President, Ho chi Minh, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has inaugurated the Nguyen Sinh Sac Tourist Area in Cao Lanh City.

The area, which was expanded to 9.3 hectares from 3.6 hectares at a cost of VND5 billion, has Vietnamese culture and history displays and an ancient village.

When completed the replica village will comprise nine wooden houses built in traditional southern style. Displays will include palm leaf weaving, metal forge and carpentry, all jobs that Nguyen Sinh Sac did in Dong Thap.

The village will also feature canals, rows of coconut trees, vegetable farms, cornfield and sugarcane.

Dang Van Hoang, director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Dong Thap Province, said the village will open for tourists in mid-2011 adding that visitors would be able to participate in traditional farming and learn about southern culture.

In 1917, Nguyen Sinh Sac came to Hoa An Village to teach and give medical treatment to local residents. He joined the revolutionary activities till he died in 1929. By Uyen Vien in Dong Thap of SGT.

Life size models of carpenters in Hoa An ancient village at the new Nguyen Sinh Sac Tourist Area

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