A ceremony to announce Pac Bo as a national special relic site took place in northern Cao Bang province on October 6.
Addressing the event, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Hoang Anh highlighted Cao Bang’s strategically important position at the northern border during wars against foreign invaders.
Pac Bo was chosen by Nguyen Ai Quoc as a secret base to build up the revolutionary movement. Right here, he made a number of important decisions, contributing to the success of the 1945 August revolution, which resulted in the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
The city of Cao Bang has an area of 10,762 ha and a population of 80,400. Also on this occasion, the province announced a Government decision upgrading Cao Bang to a city under the province’s control.
Pac Bo is a small village in Truong Ha Commune, Ha Quang District, 350km from Hanoi and 55km north of Cao Bang Town . It is where the T’rung and Mang Rivers meet. Suitably, Pac Bo means, “mouth of the source”
The famous Coc Bo Cave is where President Ho Chi Minh stayed upon returning from 30 years abroad. At the foot of Karl Mark Mountain is Lenin Stream, which was named by President Ho Chi Minh. In Khuoi Nam, 1,000m from the Coc Bo Cavern, Ho Chi Minh presided over the 8 th session of the Indochina Communist Party (now Vietnam Communist Party) Conference in May 1941.
Even now, this location remains a sacred place for the Vietnamese. Endowed with beautiful mountains and rivers, Pac Bo is quickly developing into a popular tourist area.