In photos: Thousands of people pay homage to General Giap’s grave every day

VietNamNet Bridge – Several thousands of people go to Vung Chua – Yen Island in the central province of Quang Binh to visit General Vo Nguyen Giap’s tomb everyday.

Legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap

Since the great General was buried in Vung Chua - Yen Island, every day people still flock to this area to pay homage to the General.

Since the great General was buried in Vung Chua - Yen Island, every day people still flock to this area to pay homage to the General.

According to Quang Binh province's Border Guard force, which is in charge of guarding the General's resting place, more than 1,000 people on average come here each day to burn incense for the General. The number is up to over 4,000 on weekends.

According to Quang Binh province's Border Guard force, which is in charge of guarding the General's resting place, more than 1,000 people on average come here each day to burn incense for the General. The number is up to over 4,000 on weekends.

No burning incense, no offerings. Guards also recommend visitors to not wear shorts, short skirts, carry backpacks or bulky and metal items into the grave.

No burning incense, no offerings. Guards also recommend visitors to not wear shorts, short skirts, carry backpacks or bulky and metal items into the grave.

People walk in line for about 500 m to the General's tomb.

People walk in line for about 500 m to the General's tomb.

People place flowers along the roadside.

People place flowers along the roadside.

People rank into two lines in front of the grave.

People rank into two lines in front of the grave.

The representative of each group takes three incense sticks from a makeshift camp of the army.

The representative of each group takes three incense sticks from a makeshift camp of the army.

The time for this is about three minutes.

The time for this is about three minutes.

Many people take their children to visit the grave of the General and tell them about the General of the people.

Many people take their children to visit the grave of the General and tell them about the General of the people.

A soldier raises his hand in salute of the General.

A soldier raises his hand in salute of the General.

People take a moment of silence before the tomb.

People take a moment of silence before the tomb.

People come here to pay homage to the general from the early morning until 9.30pm.

People come here to pay homage to the general from the early morning until 9.30pm.

A soldiers who is assigned to guard the General's tomb. VNE

A soldiers who is assigned to guard the General's tomb. VNE

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