Thousands of people pray at General Vo Nguyen Giap’s grave

VietNamNet Bridge - This morning, October 14, thousands of people flocked to Vung Chua – Dao Yen in Quang Binh province to pray in front of General Vo Nguyen Giap’s grave.

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Last night, the burial procedure was completed but the grave has not been covered by stone yet. The General’s family and the funeral organizing committee have permitted the people to approach to the grave to burn incense and pray for the General.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

Early in the morning, thousands of people and Buddhist monks flocked to Vung Chua to pay respect to the General, at his grave.

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They stood for a long time in front of the grave.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

Kowtowing in front of the grave.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

Mrs. Dinh Thi Sy went from Thanh Hoa to Vung Chua - Dao Yen from 3am on October 13 but she could not pay respect to the General on that day. Early this morning, Mrs. Sy commemorated the General at his grave.


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This woman took a big portrait of the General with her.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

Two old women walked on the slope to the General’s grave.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

An old man.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

A couple and their child.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh 

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh 

Buddhists.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

The altar of General Giap is temporarily covered by a piece of canvas.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

People from Ba Don town, Quang Trach district, Quang Binh province.


vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh 

At 10am, more people flocked to the grave.


vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh 

At noon, a helicopter of the Vietnam Air Force landed at Vung Chua.


vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh 

The plane carried a delegation of the Ministry of Defence, led by Lieutenant General Nguyen Quang Khanh, Deputy Chief of the People's Army of Vietnam, who came to check security at the area.


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vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh 

Most families in the region have set up altars to worship the General.

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

Vung Chua is covered by wreaths and flowers one day after the General’s funeral.


vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

vo nguyen giap, funeral, quang binh

Tri Thuc/VNE/VNN


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