Don Thu post and Truong Luy wall of Binh Dinh is formerly an important base, a large-scale military for the defense and the security. On the 30 may 2012, in the town of Bong Son, Hoai Nhon district, the archaeological excavation team (Institute of Archaeology - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) reported the initial results of the archaeological excavations of the historical heritage Don Thu post and Truong Luy wall in La Vuong, Hoai Son, Hoai Nhon (Binh Dinh). From the current state of the monument and artifacts found, the archaeologists and the historians have unanimously proposed to the State for recognition Don Thu post and Truong Luy wall as the cultural heritage at national level.
Dr Nguyen Tien Dong, Head of Technical Research Department (Vietnam Institute of Archaeology), said the monument was built on an area of ‚Äč‚Äč1.6ha, divided into two sectors. The number 1 with an area of 6.000m2 and the number 2 with an area of about 10.000m2. All of the walls were built of natural stones with stone-swapping technique, no adhesive. All of the walls are of ram-earth tight covered with bricks of stone. Only the middle separation wall was built entirely of stone with a high stone-swapping technique.
Don Thu post was built by many different army soldiers, at different times. At every corner of post there is a large column raising off the wall which is considered a guard tower. There are totally five guard towers. The post has four doors opening to the outside and a door between the two regions. The door opening to the south has a view of Tam Quan valley. Outside the south of the post is a complex of trenches, roads, yards, upward staircases. These architectural elements, along with the background components, combined with the relics related to the activities of worship such as big and small incense burners feet, let the scientists concluded that the post has an area of about 10.000m2. With the excavation and such artifacts as pottery, the team concluded that Don Thu post lasted about 100 years, from the late 18th century to the late 19th century. Thus, Don Thu is a work of large-scale military for the defense and security as well as the peace of spirituality.
Don Thu post and over 14km Truong Luy wall running through the two districts of An Lao and Hoai Nhon (Binh Dinh) is an important link in the whole Truong Luy wall system from Quang Ngai to Binh Dinh with a total length of 127km. In the region of Binh Dinh province, Don Thu post and Truong Luy wall remains relatively intact. Don Thu post is the largest post served as a largest base for troops gathering to ensure the security for the entire area.
It can not help talking to the Thien Ly road in the history, the main road protected by the wall system. Thereby it can be stated that Don Thu ensured the security of western frontier of Binh Dinh. Therefore, Don Thu post and Truong Luy wall of Binh Dinh needs to be recognized as a national cultural heritage to preserve and promote the value for service and economic development in the local, especially for tourism development associated with ecotourism.
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